Information and Communication Technology

  • 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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  • Photo of CARICOM Digital Dialogue

    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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  • Photo of CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership Hosts First Digital Dialogue on International Girls in ICT Day

    CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership Hosts First Digital Dialogue on International Girls in ICT Day

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Girls in ICT Partnership will host an online regional event to celebrate International Girls in ICT Day on 23 April, 2020. International Girls in ICT Day is an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) initiative and is observed every year on the fourth Thursday of April, under the theme: ‘Expand Horizons, Change Attitudes’. The main objective is to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM ICT Ministers to approach telecoms providers on eliminating roaming rates

    CARICOM ICT Ministers to approach telecoms providers on eliminating roaming rates

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers with responsibility for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have agreed to collectively approach the Region’s telecommunications providers to eliminate roaming charges throughout the Community. This is one of the priorities which they identified as an early benefit with respect to achieving a CARICOM Single ICT Space. At a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat salutes women, girls in ICT, STEM fields

    CARICOM Secretariat salutes women, girls in ICT, STEM fields

    Girls in ICT photo via International Telecommunications Union (ITU)   The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat takes pleasure in commemorating “Girls in ICT day” 2018 with the rest of the world and takes the opportunity to salute all women and girls in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This day places focus on the…

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