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Caribbean IG and ICT Policy Solutions

The Regional Focal Point for Internet Governance (IG) and ICT4D issues in the Caribbean. This group is an outcome of the ACP Tobago Capacity Building Session and is a space for the Caribbean community to share their IG issues and solutions.

Members: 50
Latest Activity: May 21, 2013

Videos from Tobago workshop - Simulation of Multistakeholder dialogue on Caribbean IG/ICT Forum


Last minute of the simulation on "Multistakeholder dialogue on the agenda of the Caribbean IG/ICT Forum" where representatives of civil society, government and business are trying to reach consensus (and, of course, fail to do so) in the last round of the time-pressured negotiations

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A simulation of an interview of each of them by a journalist immediately after the negotiations ended (without an agreement)

Discussion Forum

String Objection Process - ICANN New gTLD Programme

Dear All,The At-Large new gTLD Review Group (gTLD RG) see https://community.icann.org/x/u7-bAQ) is seeking comments from…Continue

Started by Carlton Anthony Samuels Jul 18, 2012.

Call for projects 1 Reply

The ITU is currently in the midst of a call for projects in preparation for the Connect the Americas Summit, planned for July 17 - 19, 2012 in Panama City, Panama (more info may be obtained at …Continue

Started by Marsha Guthrie. Last reply by Marsha Guthrie Apr 21, 2012.

Human Rights Implications of the use of ICT and the Internet in the Caribbean 6 Replies

I am helping with arrangements for a conference about the human rights implications of the use of ICT and the Internet in Latin America which will be held in Brazil. It is a spinoff from the Silicon…Continue

Started by Keisha Taylor. Last reply by Keisha Taylor Feb 22, 2012.

CALL FOR PROPOSAL: Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance

I thought this might be of interest to many. Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance  2011-2013***CALL FOR PROPOSALS *****Proposals for research projects on Information Societies…Continue

Started by Marsha Guthrie Sep 28, 2011.

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Comment by Tracy Hackshaw on November 1, 2012 at 4:53pm

Call all Caribbean citizens - can you assist my colleague, Dev from Trinidad & Tobago with completing this short survey? Greatly appreciated!

Please share and re-post.

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My name is Dev Anand Teelucksingh, chair and Founding Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (http://ttcsweb.org/). 

I'm doing a presentation at the annual Internet Governance Forum to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on November 5 2012, on the opportunities for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) in the Caribbean. 

 
To assist me in presenting the most up to date information about the use and perceptions of new gTLDs  in the Caribbean, I am hoping you can assist by completing a short survey at 
Please note that while the survey asks for your name, email address and name of your organisation, this information will NOT be publicly disclosed in any form or in any  presentation without explicit permission. This information in the survey will be used in aggregate form, and such contact information is solely for me to be able to directly contact you as a follow up to clarify your responses if necessary.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone at 1-868-684-1796 via email at admin@ttcsweb.org or via Skype at trinidadtobagocomputersociety

 

Comment by Trevor A. Phipps on April 28, 2012 at 5:25am

The Intellectual property office on St. Kitts held a public forum on Intellectual Property rights this evening (April 26th, 2012).

The panelists presented from the perspective of protecting cultural heritage, local artistes protecting and earning from their creative efforts, what can be dne using the internet to help artistes protect and earn from their efforts, historical perspective of patents as a means to monopolise partilcular industries to the international conventions that exist today and the need for us all to respect other persons intellectual property (say no to piracy) if we would like others to respect our intellectual property and that of our artistes or other creative individuals in our region.

The evening generated much discussion and the function which should,ve ended at 9:30 ended at 10:30 pm.

Some key points that were left with the participants

a. even though the IP regime may have been originally introduced to protect multinational interests, beause of its international scope (WIPO), Smal island developing states should pool resources to take advantage of scarce resources and get involved to see how we can use the emerging IP conventions to protect our interests.

b. Artiste, publishers, producers and other interest groups need to come together and lobby/demand for enforcement.

c. There is a general need for education of creative persons on their intellectual property rights as it relate to copyright, patemts and trademarks.

d. We need to develop a culture that respects intellectual property ie no use of illegal software, no illegal downloads of music etc if we expect others to respect our intellectual property .

The Intellectual property office promised to hold additional forums.

Comment by Keisha Taylor on March 8, 2012 at 3:11pm

Hi Sheba, Hope all is well if you or anyone you can think of would be a good panelist for a particular topic let me know! Same goes for everyone else! we can do a workshop and maybehopefully get funding for it

Cheers

K

Comment by Sheba Mohammid on March 7, 2012 at 11:28pm

Thanks for posting Keisha and sharing the info. 

Comment by Sheba Mohammid on January 9, 2012 at 6:31pm

Happy New Year to everyone! Wishing you a successful 2012. Thank you all for your input and interesting contributions to the group and let us keep it going in 2012. Please feel free to share and thanks Keisha for getting the ball rolling.

Here's to a fantastic year ahead!

Comment by Keisha Taylor on December 29, 2011 at 2:22pm

Hey Everyone, hope you are enjoying your holidays! I am helping with arrangements for a conference about the human rights implications of the use of ICT and the Internet in Latin America which will be held in Brazil. It is a spinoff from the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference, which was recently hosted by Access. See https://www.rightscon.org/  We thought it would be a good idea to include the Caribbean in the Conference, which will be held in May along similar lines. representatives from social media sites, government, technology companies and activists will be present. There should be much more awareness of these issues before rather than after the fact in the region. If anyone is involved in digital human rights in the Caribbean or would like to be involved in the Conference let me know. It has not been publicised yet, so I will keep you posted with updates.

Comment by Georgia Popplewell on August 19, 2011 at 5:07pm
Glad you're finding them inspiring! The examples in this other set aren't about digital inclusion as much as citizen participation (though there is some overlap), but you might also want to take a look at http://transparency.globalvoicesonline.org/.
Comment by Sheba Mohammid on August 19, 2011 at 5:01pm
Thank you Georgia. Angelic is right. These are such inspiring examples. Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Angelic Alihusain-del Castilho on August 19, 2011 at 4:48pm
Georgia, these are wonderful and inspiring examples.
Comment by Georgia Popplewell on August 19, 2011 at 3:22pm
Sheba - Are you looking for projects in the Caribbean alone? If not, you'll find several examples at http://rising.globalvoicesonline.org/grantees/.
 

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