An upcoming meeting of Caribbean Commonwealth officials with responsibility for ICT will bring the region's eGovernance and cybercrime issues squarely into focus. At the conference, to be held in Port of Spain from May 26th to 28th, delegates are expected to discuss the impact of cybercrime on social and economic development, with a view to identifying next steps in implementing e-Governance and infrastructure initiatives in identified countries.
“An efficient, effective and secure public service is essential for economic investment and development as well as for deepening citizens’ participation in policy and service delivery," said Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Marahaj.
The meeting is being convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat, in partnership with the Ministry of Science and Technology of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Telecommunications Union, Organization of American States, International Telecommunications Union and Microsoft.
“The Commonwealth is uniquely positioned to bring together the major regional players in ICT for development. This meeting presents a significant opportunity for collaboration by a range of stakeholders on issues that have a direct impact on citizens’ lives," Maharaj said.