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Sep 12

ICT WEEK 2018 FOCUSES ON 21ST CENTURY GOVERNMENT – ENHANCING CONNECTIONS, ACCELERATING PROGRESS

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 12, 2018 (SKNIS): As the use of technology becomes increasingly important to everyday life globally and in particular, across the Caribbean Region, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) is taking steps to ensure that member states are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to exploit the potential.

Against this backdrop, the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in collaboration with CTU will host ICT Week – St. Kitts and Nevis, from September 24-28, 2018, under the observed theme “21st Century Government – Enhancing Connections, Accelerating Progress”.

During his appearance on “Working for You” on Wednesday, September 12, Theodore Browne, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for ICT Week, expounded on the theme which was chosen by CTU.

“The 21st Century Government is to bring everything under one roof where you won’t have to run from ministry to ministry to get one or two papers signed. Everything will be paperless, the ICT Space. So everything can be done on the spur of the moment by the click of a finger,” said Mr. Browne.

He noted that enhancing connections is important as a way of bringing people together.

“The whole idea of connectivity around the region is to make sure that everyone is in tune and everyone can be ready when this ICT Space comes into being,” he said. “At the same time, we try to make sure that connectivity is available, everyone is capable in using the internet, how to use the internet and also accelerating process because the progress that we will be seeing has to be accelerated.”

ICT Week 2018 in St. Kitts and Nevis will include the statutory meetings of the CTU’s Executive Council and General Conference of Ministers. It will also include the 17th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar, which will be held on September 26 and 27. The Seminar will focus on the promotion of 21st Century Government – citizen-centric, seamless Governments that use ICT to enhance their effectiveness, efficiency and transparency in the delivery of services to their citizens. Also, four workshops for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), targeting both Blind and Deaf youth and adults will take place on  September 28.

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