Official group photo of the the 13th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF).
The CIGF is a regional, multi-stakeholder forum initiated by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in 2005 to coordinate a regional approach to Internet Governance (IG). The 13th CIGF provided a regional platform to highlight and address current IG issues of Caribbean and global prominence, towards building consensus on appropriate Caribbean approaches and formulating action plans for advancing Caribbean interests. Front row (l-r): Dev Gosine, Trinidad and Tobago Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Groups; Gary Kalloo, CTU Consultant; Hon Mark Vanterpool, Minister for Communications and Works, Government of the British Virgin Islands and Vice-President of the CTU; Nigel Cassimire, Telecommunications Specialist, CTU; Bevil Wooding, Caribbean Outreach Liaison, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN); Jacqueline Morris, Trinidad and Tobago Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Groups; and Andrew St. Hilaire, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag.), British Virgin Islands.
Secretary General Bernadette Lewis met with the President and CEO of the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN), Mr. John Curran, and members of ARIN’s executive team on 18th May 2017 at the ARIN Offices in Virginia, USA. Discussions focused on 21st century structures, particularly on the need for adoption of Internet Protocol (IP) Version 6 (v6), which enables devices assigned a numeric address called an IP address to communicate via the Internet. (From left to right) Nate Davis, Cathy Handly, Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General CTU; John Curran, President and CEO ARIN, Richard Jimmerson and Susan Hamlin.

Welcome to The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)

The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) is an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to supporting the development of the Caribbean information and communications technologies (ICT) sector. The CTU formulates harmonised ICT policies; coordinates regional ICT projects; provides technical advice on ICT-enabled development and keeps Caribbean stakeholders informed of the changes in the industry. The CTU responds to the needs of the ICT sector with the aim of fostering collaborative approaches that bring tangible benefits to the citizens of the region.

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