Information and Communication Technology

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

    Guyanese Girls Code

    The Ministry of Public Telecommunications in Guyana, in collaboration with National Center for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) presents: GUYANESE GIRLS CODE – a free 12-week pilot programme for 1st to 3rd Form girls in Guyana to learn beginners’ coding/programming. The aim of the programme is to increase the number of Guyanese women in Guyana’s ICT sector by teaching young girls to code/programme in order to empower them…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, IBM teams discuss private sector cooperation on Single ICT Space

    CARICOM, IBM teams discuss private sector cooperation on Single ICT Space

    Private sector cooperation and support are pivotal to the successful delivery of the CARICOM Single ICT space. Against this background,staff members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat met with a team from International Business Machine (IBM) on Thursday, 2 November 2017, to discuss the Single ICT Space and other regional initiatives. The visiting team comprised Mr. Robin Ford, Business Development Executive, Caribbean…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Joint Declaration

    CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Joint Declaration

    We, the Heads of State and/or Government of the Caribbean Community Member States and Mexico, gathered in Belize City, Belize, to hold the Fourth CARICOM–Mexico Summit; Inspired by four decades of dialogue and friendship; Committed to strengthening ties between CARICOM and Mexico; Dedicated to the integrated regional development and the economic prosperity of our countries; Inspired by Mexico’s renewed commitment…

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  • Happy World Development Information Day!

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat joins the world in celebrating World Development Information Day – a Day that was set aside by the United Nations for the world to be aware of the development problems that exist and to solve these problems by strengthening international cooperation. The CARICOM Secretariat continues to foster its relationship with international organisations and recognises their contributions in the development of the…

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