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The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), in collaboration with the Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, will be re-launching its initiative in 2018.

The objective of the first Roadshow initiative, which began in 2009, was to raise awareness and educate on the power of ICT and the role of innovation in leveraging its potential. That initiative took the CTU to 18 Caribbean countries with repeat visits to four. In this new initiative, the Roadshows will continue to raise awareness and educate on the power of ICT but will focus on accelerating the effective adoption of ICT in government and laying a foundation of understanding for the establishment of 21st Century Governments.

Caribbean E-agriculture Forum

Agriculture is key to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Agriculture seems intertwined with all the SDGs. Sustainable ICTs is key to accelerate achieving SDGs. All three pillars of sustainable development – economic development, social inclusion and environmental protection – need ICTs as key catalysts, and ICTs will be absolutely crucial for achieving the SDGs. Bringing the two together, the use of ICTs in Agriculture (E-Agriculture) has become increasingly paramount to the future development of the Agricultural sector.

E-agriculture is also one of the action lines identified in the declaration and plan of action of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Therefore the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), together with support from partners including the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), have developed the E-agriculture Strategy Guide. The guide provides a framework for countries to develop their national e-agriculture strategy, or master plan.

Setting in place a national e-agriculture strategy is an essential first step for any country planning on using ICTs for agriculture.

To support the use of proven e-agriculture solutions and services and in sensitizing the region on e-Agriculture, ITU, in collaboration with FAO, CTU and other partners, is conducting a three (3) day e-agriculture Forum (9th -11thJuly, 2018). The forum will be followed by a one day Hackathon (12th July 2018) on developing e-agriculture solutions.

We encourage you to join us at the relaunch of the 2018 CTU Caribbean ICT Roadshow in Guyana!

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Roadshow Brochure
Week at a Glance
Provisional Summary Agenda
Detailed Provisional Agendas
Agenda by Sessions OPENING CEREMONY
Feature Address: H.E. David Granger
President of Guyana
Time: 9:00 am
ICT4ALL Provisional
Digital Financial Services
Cyber Security Workshop
Future Casting
Registration (CLOSED)
Information for Participants
Presentations for Download
Day 1
Presenter / Title Organisation Presentation
Mr. Shaka Dow, CTO National Data Management Authority Guyana 21st Century Governance
Mr. Ashish Uttamchandani, Senior Business Development Manager Crimson Logic Managing Change in ICT Projects
Ms. Diana Sirila Head of Legal & Regulatory Risk, Financial Services, Digicel Group Digicel Financial Services & Financial Inclusion
Mr. Oliver Gale, Co-founder, BITT BITT, Barbados BITT Empower People
Mr. Roland Singh, Project Coordinator for National Payments System, Bank of Guyana National Payments System
Day 2
Mr. Kevon Swift, Head of Strategic Relations & Integration LACNIC Why Technology Matters
Mr. Shernon Osepa, Manager Regional Affairs Latin America & the Caribbean ISOC Community Networks: Switch It On
Mr. Rowen Willabus Intellect Storm Payments.gy
Day 4
Mr. Junior McIntyre,CARCIP Project Coordinator CTU Cybercrime and Security
Mr. Deon Olton, Program Director TCS CARIBBEAN Think!Click!Surf!: Protection of our Kids and Citizens in a Hyperconnected Caribbean

 

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  • 09 Jul 18 - 13 Jul 18
  • Guyana