CTU PRESS RELEASE
Georgetown, Guyana (11th June 2018) –
The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will hold the first edition
of its updated Caribbean ICT Roadshow initiative in Guyana from 9th to
13th July 2018. Hosted by the Ministry of Public Telecommunications of
the Government of Guyana, the Roadshow will visit Georgetown, Berbice
and Lethem to explain and demonstrate how technology can transform the
lives of all citizens and the organisations that work for them.
Since its inception in 2009, the Roadshow has been held 23 times in 18 Caribbean territories. The Roadshow creates awareness among the public and private sector and civil society of how information and communication technologies (ICT) can be used effectively to solve challenges in every aspect of Caribbean life and to support entrepreneurship. The Roadshow’s programmes extend to the entire national community, with activities that deliver a consistent message of ICT-enabled social and economic development.
True to its theme, 21st Century Government, Guyana’s Roadshow will place special emphasis on raising awareness of and educating on the principles of 21st Century Governments – governments that are citizen-centric seamless and make effective use of ICT to deliver services to its citizens, internal and external clients. The Roadshow seeks to lay a foundation for establishing Governments throughout the Caribbean, which are fit for purpose in the 21st Century.
Policy makers, technocrats, regulators, operators, private sector, civil society, academia and citizens will converge in Georgetown for this event. Additionally, community outreach activities will take place in Berbice and Lethem.
The Roadshow’s many activities and workshops will include:
• e-Agriculture Workshop – 9th to 11th July 2018
• 21st Century Government Workshop – 9th July 2018
• ICT4PWD Workshops, targeting the Deaf and Blind – 9th July 2018
• Digital Financial Services – 10th July 2018
• ICT4All – 10th July 2018
• ICT and The Justice Sector – 11th July 2018
• Innovator’s Forum – 11th July 2018
• Future Casting Forum – 11th to 12th July 2018
• Cyber Security Workshop – 12th July 2018
• Youth Fair and Forum – 11th to 13th July 2018
Join us for these important events by registering at: https://ctuevents.events.idloom.com/CTU-Caribbean-ICT-Roadshow-Guyana
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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 also promotes coordination of ICT at the regional level, identifies and removes roadblocks to ICT development, keeps track of industry progress and responds to the needs of the ICT sector, all with the aim of creating a cohesive regional approach to an ICT agenda which embraces the needs of all stakeholders. The CTU is committed to ICT development that reaches the citizens of the region, creating affordable access to ICT and helping citizens to use ICT effectively to transform their lives.
For further information, please contact:
Caribbean Telecommunications Union
Tel: 1-868-628-0281, ext. 246