State of the Caribbean Internet Symposium planned for December

St. Kitts will be hosting the inaugural symposium on The State of the Caribbean Internet from the 4 – 5 December 2019.

It is being organised by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), in collaboration with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), and the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The theme for this event is “Accelerating Development of the Caribbean Internet Economy and Society”.

The symposium will present a holistic view of the issues, trends and opportunities impacting adoption and development of the Internet in the Caribbean.

The symposium will also explore how governments, businesses and citizens in the Caribbean are reacting to, managing and taking advantage of the disruptive effect of new and emerging technology.

Discussions will focus on the following areas:

  • Interpreting Internet Trends: International Developments & Threats and Caribbean Implications
  • Achieving Digital Innovation: Empowering Communities & Developing Digital Skills
  • Mapping Internet Governance and Public Policy: Closing Gaps, Creating Opportunities
  • Highlighting Caribbean Achievements: Public and Private Sector Innovations and Wins This inaugural symposium is part of a wider initiative by the OECS Commission and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) to help accelerate development of the Caribbean Internet economy and society.