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Antigua-Barbuda to embrace ICT-based knowledge economy

Accessibility to Information Communication Technologies ICT’s will determine the rate at which a knowledge-based economy will emerge in Antigua and Barbuda, expressed Dr Edmond Mansoor, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister responsible for Information, Broadcasting and Communications in an information society seminar recently.

Accessibility to Information Communication Technologies ICT’s will determine the rate at which a knowledge-based economy will emerge in Antigua and Barbuda, expressed Dr Edmond Mansoor, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister responsible for Information, Broadcasting and Communications in an information society seminar recently.

University of the West Indies’ Centre for International Services and the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality CROSQ and the Ministry of Information Broadcasting and Communications organized the three day ICT conference to formulate a set of Caribbean positions on the Information Society issues for inputs into National Policy, propose areas of action, especially in the area of human capacity-building and ICT policy, and to establish a Regional Technical Committee for the development of CARICOM ICT Standards.

The meeting identified appropriate ICT infrastructure building, particularly putting traditional broadcast media in place and leveraging advanced technology such as broadband connectivity, as key for creating knowledge economy.

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