Special COTED on ICT underway

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Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector are currently meeting in preparation for a Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) later this year.

The Meeting is being chaired by Ms. Shelly Ann Clarke-Hinds, Executive Manager, External ICT Relations, Ministry of Public Administration and Communication, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Discussions on the Single ICT space will cover matters such as the digital citizenship, and sectoral linkages. The officials will also focus on guidelines for ICT in Disaster Risk Reduction Management. Those deliberations will be made against the background of intensified natural disasters that continue to damage CARICOM Member States, and the communication disruption that occurs.

The discussions will be held under the over-arching theme of leveraging technology to build a resilient community and sustainable growth and development.

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