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CARICOM SIDS IT Training and Capacity-Building Priorities

K. Mustafa Toure'
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     Last modified: October 17, 2006
     Presentation date: 10/31/2006 2:15 PM in ST Windsor B
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Abstract
Based on a 2003 consultancy report to the OAS on CARICOM Small Island Developing States-SIDS’ Information Management-IM needs, the paper generally identifies priority training needs for the region in the generation and use of information for sustainable development. In particular, the paper promotes the use of ‘new’ Information Technology-IT tools for information management, highlights methodological approaches for the development of training materials & the design of training courses, and concludes with recommendations and strategies for addressing identified gaps.

The paper is split into two sections, the first assesses the existing regional IT management infrastructure and the second presents regional IT training & capacity-building priorities:
1. REGIONAL IT MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSMENT
1.1. Information Management Review
1.2. Information Infrastructure Review
1.3. Global Sustainable Development Information Management Review
1.4. Regional Sustainable Development Information Management Review
1.5. The Use of Information for Regional Sustainable Development Decision-Making
2. REGIONAL IT TRAINING & CAPACITY BUILDING PRIORITIES
2.1 IM/IT Training & Capacity-Building Conceptual Review
2.2 Caribbean Sustainable Development IT Training & Capacity-Building Needs & Recommended Actions
• Sustainable Caribbean IT Training & Infrastructure Capacity-Building Requirements
• Stakeholder Principles for Sustainable IT Training & Capacity Building Policies
• Proposed Action Strategy

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