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Overview of Caribbean  Internet Governance Bernadette Lewis Secretary General Caribbean Telecommunications Union LACNIC X ...
Internet Usage for the Caribbean  Country GDP per Capita Users No of Computers Broadband Access Cost per Month E-Governanc...
Internet Usage for the Caribbean  and other Regions World Regions Population Population Internet Usage, % Population Usage...
Caribbean ccTLD Registries
Caribbean ccTLD Registries <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insufficient appreciation of fundamental guiding ...
Caribbean IG Activities <ul><li>Jan 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CARICOM Secretariat requests CTU  to address IG for the Car...
Caribbean IG Activities <ul><li>May 2006  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop on IG Technical and Policy Issues at the CTU’s Wo...
Caribbean IG Activities <ul><li>Apr 2007  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ministerial Internet Governance Briefing Seminar  </li></u...
Future Caribbean IG Activities <ul><li>Strengthening ccTLD Registries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey of Caribbean IG Stakeho...
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  1. 1. Overview of Caribbean Internet Governance Bernadette Lewis Secretary General Caribbean Telecommunications Union LACNIC X Margarita 22 May 2007
  2. 2. Internet Usage for the Caribbean Country GDP per Capita Users No of Computers Broadband Access Cost per Month E-Governance   US$ Per 100 Pop Per 100 Pop Per 100 Pop   US$   Jamaica 3,300 40.00 6.20 1.00 30 Comprehensive transaction-based Suriname 2,879 6.80 4.70 n/a 82 Information Delivery Trinidad & Tobago 9,384 12.24 7.90 n/a 72 Information Delivery Grenada 3,750 16.90 15.53 1.15 56 Policies under Development Barbados 10,460 55.00 12.55 10.1 60 Moving towards Transaction-based Guyana 1,000 18.90 3.52 10.10 30 Information Delivery
  3. 3. Internet Usage for the Caribbean and other Regions World Regions Population Population Internet Usage, % Population Usage Usage Growth ( 2007 Est.) % of World Latest Data ( Penetration ) % of World 2000-2007 Asia 3,712,527,624 56.50% 398,709,065 10.70% 35.80% 248.80% Caribbean 39,622,875 0.60% 5,216,909 13.20% 0.50% 832.60% Europe 809,624,686 12.30% 314,792,225 38.90% 28.30% 199.50% Latin America 516,983,752 8.47% 91,169,100 16.38% 8.18% 423.34% Middle East 193,452,727 2.90% 19,424,700 10.00% 1.70% 491.40% North America 334,538,018 5.10% 233,188,086 69.70% 20.90% 115.70% Oceania / Australia 34,468,443 0.50% 18,439,541 53.50% 1.70% 142.00% WORLD TOTAL 6,574,666,417 100.00% 1,114,274,426 16.90% 100.00% 208.70%
  4. 4. Caribbean ccTLD Registries
  5. 5. Caribbean ccTLD Registries <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insufficient appreciation of fundamental guiding principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inadequate levels of representation and participation in regional and international fora </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow adoption, limited technical resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instability, limited development, low growth </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Caribbean IG Activities <ul><li>Jan 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CARICOM Secretariat requests CTU to address IG for the Caribbean </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sep 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Caribbean IGF held in Georgetown by CTU in association with the CARICOM Secretariat (ICANN CTO participated) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended creation of a regional IG framework </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identified relevant IG issues for the Caribbean </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Determined Forum positions on specific WSIS issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Report issued to regional ICT Ministers and policy makers to inform WSIS participation in Tunis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Nov 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CARICOM Secretariat represented at WSIS Tunis Rounds </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Caribbean IG Activities <ul><li>May 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop on IG Technical and Policy Issues at the CTU’s World Telecommunication Day Symposium 2006, facilitated by ICANN CTO, Liaison & ALAC rep. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sep 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CTU established on-line IGF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nov 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint CIGF / CIF in Grenada to coincide with the UN’s global IGF in Greece to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Progress development of a Caribbean IG framework </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Input to and feedback from participants at global IGF </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note and review existing developments in the ICT sector </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify specific ICT development projects and activities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Caribbean IG Activities <ul><li>Apr 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ministerial Internet Governance Briefing Seminar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment obtained from Caribbean Government ICT Ministers and Internet stakeholders to a regional Caribbean Agenda </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development of an Action Plan for advancing the Caribbean Internet Governance Agenda </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>May 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development of a current-state survey for Internet Governance in the Caribbean </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Future Caribbean IG Activities <ul><li>Strengthening ccTLD Registries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey of Caribbean IG Stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobilisation of Caribbean Internet communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Awareness Programmes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating regional participation in regional and international fora </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training of ccTLD Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development of a regional draft IG Policy framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Further development via on-line forum http://ctu.int and regional meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caribbean Internet Governance Fora </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identification and Execution of projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional development metrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure development initiatives (physical, logical, content) </li></ul></ul>
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