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  • Photo of UNESCO Talk: Spotlight on Gender Equality and Artificial Intelligence in the Caribbean.

    UNESCO Talk: Spotlight on Gender Equality and Artificial Intelligence in the Caribbean.

    UNESCO invites you to participate at the UNESCO Talk: Spotlight on Gender Equality and Artificial Intelligence in the Caribbean.The UNESCO Talk is an interactive format that aims to discuss how to imagine, design and develop an emancipatory Artificial Intelligence (AI) that does not reproduce gender biases and stereotypes, but rather fully contributes to  achieve  gender  equality. By inviting experts from different…

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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 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
    COVID-19

    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
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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 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 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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