M-Fisheries project of T&T wins award for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean

The mFisheries research project of the University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago, is one of Five Projects Rewarded for Contributing to the Development of the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is the recipient of the FRIDA Award ((Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean).

The mFisheries project, is implemented by  the Communication Systems Group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is one of the research components of the Caribbean ICT Research Programme (CIRP). The project develops mobile services and applications for poor Caribbean communities and won the award in the  Access category – initiatives that have allowed expanding Internet access through new technical and organizational formats. The jury considered this initiative “An excellent project that is very well planned and has high-impact. It is a comprehensive intervention of interest to other countries of the region. It is also a highly innovative and creative initiative.

For more information see: http://lacnic.net/en/anuncios/2012-ganadores-premioFRIDA.html