e-Government efforts across the Caribbean
For a class at the University of the West Indies, a discussion of e-government and recent e-government initiatives from across the Caribbean.
In mid-October, and for a talk on e-government with graduate students at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, the following presentation was delivered on e-government across the Caribbean. The presentation focussed on three areas:
- a quick overview of e-government
- an examination of how the Caribbean performed on latest e-government survey conducted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and
- a discussion of select e-govt initiatives from across the region.
According to Wikipedia, e-government, which is short for electronic government, speaks to “the digital interactions between a citizen and their government (C2G), between governments and government agencies (G2G), between government and citizens (G2C), between government and employees (G2E), and between government and businesses/commerce (G2B)”. Hence although the discussion on e-government tends to focus on G2G, G2C, C2G and G2B, G2E, which is included in the definition, is often overlooked.
The e-government initiatives highlighted during the talk are just a few of those in the Caribbean. To highlight other initiatives that might be occurring in the region, do leave the details in the Comments section below.
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