CTU’s 2nd International ICT Fora Preparatory Meeting

April 3, 2023
Venue: Virtual

The Preparatory webinars will apprise CTU members and all other stakeholders of the forthcoming regional and international meetings taking place in the 2nd quarter of 2023 in order to encourage as much Caribbean representation as possible, in particular at all major decision-making events of importance and to the region and other events taking place. We have invited partner organisations to present a brief on each meeting as outlined in the provisional agenda.



CTU’s 2nd International ICT Fora Preparatory Meeting

Monday 3rd April 2023

Provisional Agenda

Time Item Presenter
14:00 Welcome Remarks Mr. Rodney Taylor
Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)
14:10 27th – 28th April 2023

Caribbean Agency for Justice Solutions in collaboration with CARIBNOG Girls in ICT: CodeFest: Coding for Justice


Mr. Bevil Wooding
Executive Director
Caribbean Agency for Justice

14:20 27th April 2023

CTU Webinar:
UN’s International Girls in ICT Day


Mr. Dharamrajh Ramdass
Restore a Sense of I Can (RSC)

Ms. Michelle Garcia
Marketing and Communications
Specialist, CTU

14:30 15th – 16th May 2023

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) & Ministry of Digital Transformation Trinidad and Tobago:
Executive Sessions on Digital Leadership in the Caribbean
HYATT Regency, Trinidad and Tobago


Mr. Jason Wilks
Sector Specialist, Public Management, Innovation in Citizen Services Division
Inter-American Development Bank – T&T Country Office

14:40 16th May 2023

CTU/American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN)/Latin America and Caribbean Network information Centre (LACNIC) Executive Briefing Session 2023

State of Caribbean Cyber Resilience: Securing a Digital Future
CTU Headquarters, Trinidad and Tobago


Mr. Nigel Cassimire
Deputy Secretary-General, CTU

Mr. Bevil Wooding
Director, Caribbean Affairs, ARIN

Mr. Kevon Swift
Public Safety Affairs Leader, LACNIC

14:50 24th May 2023

CTU Webinar on Exploring potentials of a Complementary Currency for the Caribbean


Dr. Jan Schröder
Chief System Architect
Abed Ventures 2 Inc. (CaribCoin)

15:00 22nd – 26th May 2023

41st Meeting of Permanent Consultative Committee (PCC) II of the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL)
Organization of American States (OAS)
Mexico City, Mexico (Hybrid)


Mr. Miguel Munoz
Consultant and PCC.II Specialist

15:10 5th – 8th June 2023

Global Symposium for Regulators 2023 (GSR 23)
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (In-Person)


Ms. Sofie Maddens
Head, Regulatory & Market Environment Division
Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

7th June 2023

CTU/Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Webinar:
Consumer Protection


Mr. Tom Sullivan
Bureau Chief
Federal Communications Commission

15:30   12th – 15th June 2023

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 77: Policy Forum
Washington DC, USA (In Person)


Mr. Albert Daniels
Senior Manager
Stakeholder Engagement for the Caribbean

15:40 13th – 15th June 2023

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Joint Meeting of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI) and the Expert Group on ICT Household Indicators (EGH) on the ICT Development Index (IDI)


Mr. Cleveland Thomas
Area Representative
ITU Area Office for the Caribbean

15:50 Wrap Up Mr. Rodney Taylor, CTU
15:55 End of Meeting