Tag Archive: ICT4D

Oct 30 2015

Quick look: the new sustainable development goals and ICTs

Sustainable Development Goals graphic (Impact 2030)

An overview of the recently and globally adopted sustainable development goals, all of which will need ICT as a key catalyst. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), virtually everyone has heard about them and know what they are. Established in 2000, the MDGs were a formal commitment given by (at the time) all 189 United Nations (UN) member …

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Nov 26 2014

Snapshot: 2013 update of the status of ICT development in the Caribbean

An update of how well Caribbean countries performed on the latest 2013 ICT Development Index published by the International Telecommunications Union. On Monday, 25 November, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) published its Measuring the Information Society Report 2014 in which it highlights key ICT developments worldwide and tracks the cost and affordability of ICT services …

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Nov 19 2014

Do cyber cafés still have a place in the Caribbean?

In this day and age when everyone aspires to have their own personal computing device, Internet/cyber cafés might still be necessary in the Caribbean. Over the past few years there has been an increasing focus on ensuring individual (and household) take-up of Internet services, both fixed-line and mobile/cellular based. As a result, it may seem …

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Jul 02 2014

Snapshot: 2014 update on the state of telecoms in the Caribbean

An update of fixed-line, mobile/cellular and fixed-broadband Internet take up across select Caribbean countries, as of 2013. This year, 2014, marks our fourth review of telecoms services take up across the Caribbean, in terms of subscriptions density. Table 1 lists the countries that were included in the exercise, which we have increased from 17 to …

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May 23 2014

How open is the Caribbean to FOSS, Open Data and Open Standards?

Last year, UNESCO commissioned a comprehensive situation review of FOSS, Open Data and Open Standards across 17 countries in the Caribbean. The final report has been made publicly available. Today’s technology, especially ICT, has been breaking down traditionally held barriers and norms, and to varying degrees, it has been ushering in an environment of greater …

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