ARIN, CTU Announce Plans To Deepen Support For Digital Transformation In The Caribbean

CTU and ARIN delegates at the World Telecommunications Development Conference (WTDC) in Kigali, Rwanda (Photo via CTU)

(Caribbean Telecommunications Union Press Release) The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Mr. Rodney Taylor and Director of Caribbean Affairs for the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), Mr. Bevil Wooding, announced joint plans to accelerate digital transformation and strengthen collaboration to enhance the development and growth of the digital economy in the Caribbean.  The announcement was made at the World Telecommunications Development Conference hosted in Kigali, Rwanda.

ARIN and the CTU agreed to ramp up joint activities to support development in areas such as Internet number resource autonomy, Internet Public Policy, cybersecurity, domestic connectivity and Internet traffic exchange, digital empowerment of women, youth and entrepreneurs, and facilitating an enabling business environment for innovation-driven enterprises (IDEs) in the Caribbean region. 

From L to R: Nigel Cassimire, Deputy Secretary General, CTU; Rodney Taylor, Secretary General, CTU; Bevil Wooding, Director of Caribbean Affairs, ARIN; and Nate Davis, Senior Government Affairs Analyst (ARIN)

Rodney Taylor, the first Barbadian national to head the CTU, emphasised that

“deepening our long-standing relationship with ARIN, a like-minded organisation, will help accelerate the vision of CARCIOM Heads of Government to implement a single ICT-space in the region, and strengthen our efforts to support our member-States in addressing digital inequalities and seizing new opportunities that the technology affords”.

Read more at: Caribbean Telecommunications Union

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