CTU ‘Partners To Connect’ For ICT-Enabled Development In The Caribbean

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(Caribbean Telecommunications Union Press Release) The Covid-19 pandemic has further widened the digital gap globally. A joint report by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Microsoft, has highlighted that nearly 224 million people, or 32%, in Latin America and the Caribbean have no internet access. 

Responding to this critical issue, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) answered the call to partner with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) during its World Telecommunications Development Conference (WTDC) 2022, in which its Partner2Connect Digital Coalition promoted the urgent need to connect the unconnected.  

The Partner2Connect Digital Coalition is a multistakeholder alliance launched by the ITU in close cooperation with the Envoy on Technology, and in line with the UN Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, to foster meaningful connectivity and digital transformation globally. 

The CTU pledged to enhance ICT-enabled development throughout its Member Countries. Speaking on its commitment to connect the unconnected in the Caribbean, Secretary-General Rodney Taylor indicated that, “The CTU’s pledge, will be fulfilled over the next five years. The CTU’s Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024, approved by its Member States, maps out the CTU’s programme for ICT, which is driven by the vision for a Single ICT Space. The CTU’s programme aligns with the WTDC’s goals of enhanced connectivity for sustainable development.” 

Read more at: Caribbean Telecommunications Union

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