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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|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
|Digital Financial Services|
|Cyber Security Workshop|
|Information for Participants|
|Presentations for Download|
|21st Century Government Workshop|
|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|
|Digital Financial Services Workshop|
|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|
|Mr. Rowen Willabus||Intellect Storm||Payments.gy|
|Ms. Monica Duhem, Consultant||ITU||Practical Steps for Governments to Implement Web Accessibility|
|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. Bryan Rodrigues||Deaf Empowerment and Advancement Foundation, Trinidad & Tobago||Technology for the Deaf|
|Mr. Jaime Skeete, Coordinator Web Services||Ministry of Public Telecommunications, Guyana||A Personal Story of Accessibility|
|Mr. Antonio Miller, Database Entry Officer||National Commission on Disability, Guyana||The National Commission on Disability|
|Mr. Trevor Prevatt, Consultant||CTU||CTU CVAS: Relay Services for the Deaf and Blind|
|Cyber Security Workshop|
|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|