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  • Photo of Use crisis to propel Region into future – business leader

    Use crisis to propel Region into future – business leader

    The COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted the Region into the future, as far as the jobs landscape was concerned, regional business leader and author, Mr. Wayne Chen, said Wednesday. He was at the time speaking during a three-hour CARICOM Digital Dialogue hosted by the CARICOM Girls ICT Partnership. It was held via the Zoom and Facebook platforms under the theme ‘Jobs,…

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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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    Second CARICOM Digital Dialogue

    Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2020 Time: 10 am – 1 pm Featured Speaker: Mr. Wayne Chen, President of the Caribbean Employers Confederation Chairperson: Jennifer Britton, Deputy Programme Manager, ICT4D, CARICOM Secretariat Topic: Jobs, Work and Opportunities in the post COVID Caribbean Objectives: To support CARICOM Secretariat technical work (e.g. on the development of the HRD Strategy and the Single ICT…

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  • Photo of Establishing the Caribbean Single ICT Space, with Jennifer Britton

    Establishing the Caribbean Single ICT Space, with Jennifer Britton

    The Caribbean Single ICT Space is an ambitious undertaking that will transform the region’s ICT space as we know it. However, as important as that project is, most people have no idea what it is about, or what to expect. To help us get in the know, Jennifer Britton, of the CARICOM Secretariat, explains what the Single ICT Space is…

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  • Photo of Technology can improve the state of the world: Kofi Annan

    Technology can improve the state of the world: Kofi Annan

    Editor’s note: Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, passed away on 18 August. In the below keynote speech, delivered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2015, he shares his views on how technological advancements could improve the state of the world. Several crises are today playing out on the world stage, simultaneously. Democracy is threatened by autocratic…

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  • Photo of Single ICT Space, cyber security for discussion at ICT officials’ meeting

    Single ICT Space, cyber security for discussion at ICT officials’ meeting

    Progress on the development of the Single ICT space in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and cyber security, are among the main areas that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) officials will discuss when they meet on 7 June. The virtual meeting of officials that will be anchored at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, is in preparation for a Special Meeting…

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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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    Caribbean must strengthen its Internet infrastructure

    Saturday, March 31, 2018 — Internet expert calls for greater regional network resilience and security. ST VINCENT: The Caribbean will have to strengthen its critical Internet infrastructure if it is to defend against the growing threat of climate-change-driven natural disasters and if it is to keep up with the world’s growing digital economy. This view was expressed by Internet-expert, Bevil Wooding,…

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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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