CARICOM Single ICT Space
In March 2014, the CARICOM Heads of Government (CHOG) issued a policy directive for establishment of a Single ICT Space to enhance the environment for investment and production by building the digital economy. The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), as the lead regional ICT organisation, directed the process for elaborating the Heads’ mandate. This process involved the joint participation of the CARICOM ICT Cluster of Institutions (CTU, CARICOM Secretariat, CBU, CARICOM IMPACS and CARICAD) and led to:
- the articulation of a vision for the CARICOM Single ICT Space as “an ICT-enabled borderless space that fosters economic, social and cultural integration for the betterment of Caribbean citizens” and
- the development and documentation of the Vision and Roadmap for a CARICOM Single ICT Space, which was approved by the Heads in February 2017.
The objective of the CARICOM Single ICT Space is to provide the ICT-enabled foundation for enhancing both CARICOM’s functional cooperation and fulfilling the social, cultural and economic imperatives of the region. The Space will be characterised by:
- Regionally harmonised ICT policy, legal and regulatory regimes;
- Robust national and regional broadband infrastructure;
- Common frameworks for Governments, ICT service providers and consumers; and
- Effective, secure technology and management systems.
Vision and Roadmap for a Single ICT Space
An ICT-enabled borderless space that fosters economic, social and cultural integration for the betterment of Caribbean citizens