Belize will be the host for a regional three-day workshop focusing on the development of an Institutional Framework for Effective Implementation of National ICT Policy and E-Government Strategy to meet the common and diverse needs of the region. The Caribbean Center for Development Administration (CARICAD) as part of its mandate to drive the advancement of e-Government in the Caribbean region, is partnering with the Government of Belize for the hosting of this workshop, to be held at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza in June, 2009.
CARICAD was established in 1980 by an agreement among CARICOM Community (CARICOM) and provides technical assistance to support member governments in their quest to improve efficiency through initiatives which seek to transform and modernize the public sector.
The initiative being proposed is a major step in a relationship of capacity building, collaboration, and information sharing including possible technology transfer between Caribbean countries.
Over the three days of the workshop, the participants will focus on four major dimensions including:
¨ A comparative Review of Institutional Frameworks for ICT and E-Government in several Caribbean territories including Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada, Belize and Trinidad and Tobago.
¨ Analysis of Nomenclature/Job Titles of Public Sector ICT Positions and Rationalizing of the Public Sector ICT Professional Stream/Career Paths.
¨ The sharing of expert opinion and recommendations on best practices in the development of an Institutional framework for Effective Implementation of National ICT Policy and E-Government Strategy.