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1 Overview of Caribbean Internet Governance Bernadette Lewis Secretary General Caribbean Telecommunications Union LACNIC X Margarita 22 May 2007

2 Internet Usage for the Caribbean Country GDP per CapitaUsers No of Computers Broadband Access Cost per MonthE-Governance US$Per 100 Pop US$ Jamaica3, Comprehensive transaction-based Suriname2, n/a82Information Delivery Trinidad & Tobago9, n/a72Information Delivery Grenada3, Policies under Development Barbados10, Moving towards Transaction-based Guyana1, Information Delivery

3 Internet Usage for the Caribbean and other Regions World Regions Population Internet Usage,% PopulationUsage Usage Growth ( 2007 Est.)% of WorldLatest Data( Penetration )% of World Asia3,712,527, %398,709, %35.80%248.80% Caribbean39,622, %5,216, %0.50%832.60% Europe809,624, %314,792, %28.30%199.50% Latin America516,983, %91,169, %8.18%423.34% Middle East193,452, %19,424, %1.70%491.40% North America334,538, %233,188, %20.90%115.70% Oceania / Australia34,468, %18,439, %1.70%142.00% WORLD TOTAL6,574,666, %1,114,274, %100.00%208.70%

4 Caribbean ccTLD Registries

5 Characteristics Insufficient appreciation of fundamental guiding principles Inadequate levels of representation and participation in regional and international fora Slow adoption, limited technical resources Instability, limited development, low growth

6 Caribbean IG Activities Jan 2005 CARICOM Secretariat requests CTU to address IG for the Caribbean Sep 2005 First Caribbean IGF held in Georgetown by CTU in association with the CARICOM Secretariat (ICANN CTO participated) Recommended creation of a regional IG framework Identified relevant IG issues for the Caribbean Determined Forum positions on specific WSIS issues Report issued to regional ICT Ministers and policy makers to inform WSIS participation in Tunis Nov 2005 CARICOM Secretariat represented at WSIS Tunis Rounds

7 Caribbean IG Activities May 2006 Workshop on IG Technical and Policy Issues at the CTUs World Telecommunication Day Symposium 2006, facilitated by ICANN CTO, Liaison & ALAC rep. Sep 2006 CTU established on-line IGF Nov 2006 Joint CIGF / CIF in Grenada to coincide with the UNs global IGF in Greece to: Progress development of a Caribbean IG framework Input to and feedback from participants at global IGF Note and review existing developments in the ICT sector Identify specific ICT development projects and activities

8 Caribbean IG Activities Apr 2007 Ministerial Internet Governance Briefing Seminar Commitment obtained from Caribbean Government ICT Ministers and Internet stakeholders to a regional Caribbean Agenda Development of an Action Plan for advancing the Caribbean Internet Governance Agenda May 2007 Development of a current-state survey for Internet Governance in the Caribbean

9 Future Caribbean IG Activities Strengthening ccTLD Registries Survey of Caribbean IG Stakeholders Mobilisation of Caribbean Internet communities Public Awareness Programmes Facilitating regional participation in regional and international fora Training of ccTLD Administrators Development of a regional draft IG Policy framework Further development via on-line forum and regional meetings Caribbean Internet Governance Fora Identification and Execution of projects Regional development metrics Infrastructure development initiatives (physical, logical, content)


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