Information and Communication Technology

  • Photo of VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE CARICOM DIGITAL SKILLS TASK FORCE

    VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE CARICOM DIGITAL SKILLS TASK FORCE

    Wednesday, 15 September 20219:30am – 10:30 am InterludeCARICOM Song OPENING SESSION WelcomeChair: Ms. Jennifer BrittonDeputy Programme ManagerICT for Development, CARICOM Secretariat Opening RemarksDr. Carla BarnettSecretary General, CARICOM International and Regional Perspectives on Digital Skills Dr. Susan TeltscherHead, Capacity & Digital Skills DevelopmentInternational Telecommunications Union (ITU) Ms. Karine SonigoDigitalization SpecialistInternational Labour Organization (ILO) Mr. Wayne ChenPresidentCaribbean Employers’ Confederation Creative Performance Master Christin…

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  • Photo of Grenada’s Prime Minister Spearheads CARICOM Engagement With Telecoms Providers On Removal Of Roaming Charges

    Grenada’s Prime Minister Spearheads CARICOM Engagement With Telecoms Providers On Removal Of Roaming Charges

    Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell is spearheading a CARICOM initiative to eliminate roaming charges for Caribbean nationals traveling within the region. Dr. Mitchell, accompanied by his Barbadian counterpart, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, along with representatives from the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, met recently with representatives of Digicel and Cable and Wireless, to discuss the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM forges ahead with Digital Transformation

    CARICOM forges ahead with Digital Transformation

    World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021 Today, May 17, 2021 the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat joins with the world in observing World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) – an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The objective of WTISD is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can bring to an…

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  • Photo of International girls in ICT Day 2021

    International girls in ICT Day 2021

    DATE: Thursday – Friday, 22 – 23 April 2021 VENUE Thursday: Zoom and Facebook Live (CARICOM page); 10 am – 2pmFriday: Zoom; 10am – 12noonSee also: ITU Girls in ICT FEATURE SPEAKERS FOR THE EVENT Moderator Mrs. Erica Simmons, SMIEE, SMEErica.Simmons@ieee.org+1 876 819 3995 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIST / INNOVATOR / CATALYST / PHILANTHROPIST A global technologist, innovator, catalyst and philanthropist with…

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  • Photo of Advance Digital Transformation – Prime Minister Mitchell

    Advance Digital Transformation – Prime Minister Mitchell

    Grenada Prime Minister, Dr. The Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, has called for regional leaders to adopt a new strategy towards achieving digital transformation. Sitting in Grenada, Prime Minister Mitchell was addressing the 23rd General Conference of Ministers of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Dr Mitchell is the Lead Head of Government in the CARICOM Quasi…

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  • Photo of Short-Term Digital Transformation Plan to be Ready by July Month-End
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    Short-Term Digital Transformation Plan to be Ready by July Month-End

    A short-term plan to fast-track responses to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Region’s digital sphere is to be ready for the approval of CARICOM Ministers of ICT by the end of July. Ministers agreed to the plan during a special meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Information and Communication Technology, which was…

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  • Photo of Second Digital Dialogue Focuses on Work, Opportunities in Post-COVID Caribbean
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    Second Digital Dialogue Focuses on Work, Opportunities in Post-COVID Caribbean

    Following the hugely successful inaugural CARICOM Digital Dialogue, the CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership will host another regional virtual session on 27 May 2020. For this discussion that begins at 10 am and concludes at 1pm, business leader, and author, Mr. Wayne Christopher Chen, LLB, JP, will be the featured speaker. The topic, ‘Jobs, work and opportunities in the post-COVID…

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  • Photo of How countries are using edtech (including online learning, radio, television, texting) to support access to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
    COVID-19

    How countries are using edtech (including online learning, radio, television, texting) to support access to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The World Bank is actively working with ministries of education in dozens of countries in support of their efforts to utilize educational technologies of all sorts to provide remote learning opportunities for students while schools are closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is in active dialogue with dozens more. In support of this work, the World Bank…

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  • Photo of Narrow Gender Gap in ICT Field – CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General

    Narrow Gender Gap in ICT Field – CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General

    “We, women and girls, can be proud of the special perspective we bring to the STEM field and other fields.”– CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General, Amb. Manorma Soeknandan, Ph.D, has called for the narrowing of the gender gap between men and women in the field of ICT. Amb. Soeknandan threw out the challenge during the first CARICOM Digital Dialogue…

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    CARICOM Digital Dialogue

    THEME: Regional Resilience: ICT, STEM and Youth  Chairperson: Jennifer Britton, Deputy Programme Manager, ICT4D, CARICOM Secretariat The CARICOM Digital Dialogue is organized by the CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership. The Partnership was endorsed by the Ministers responsible for ICT at the Seventy-Ninth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), held on…

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