Approximately 90 girls and young women from 15 high schools, universities and community colleges across Jamaica competed at the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Girls in ICT Day Caribbean ‘Hackathon’ on Thursday (April 27).
According to the 2016 Global Open Data Index, progress in the Caribbean has been mixed,, based on an assessment of by ten countries—Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
The Haiti Tech Summit is a 13-year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)- which hosts the world’s first and largest online digital accelerator across 7 global regions- Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, America. GSE aims to bring its digital network of global speakersand partners to target emerging markets and spark startup ecosystems in places that need impact and innovation.
On April 27 as we prepare to celebrate the International Telecommunications Union’s ‘Girls in ICT Day’, girls and young women across three Caribbean islands are being encouraged to be just that! In a move to empower girls from innovation to impact, the girls will participate in a regional one-day “Hackathon” held simultaneously in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago
Haiti is behind the rest of the world in the digital revolution. Internet coverage remains limited and expensive. Just four percent of households have access, and fewer than 1% of Haitians have mobile Internet. Some government processes that are digitized elsewhere are still done here in the old-fashioned way. This reduces opportunities for Haitians and slows down economic growth. Haiti could be richer with faster Internet and more digitization.
A mobile application for collective transportation in the capital—called HabanaTrans—created by a young Cuban computer scientist, has gone viral in a city where a large percentage of its inhabitants have to deal daily with public transport.
Jamaica launches the National Summary Data Page (NSDP), becoming the first Caribbean country and the second in the Western Hemisphere to implement the recommendations of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS).
This paper examines the role of farmers’ experiments and innovations in Cuba’s agricultural innovation system (AIS) and describes some strategies implemented to institutionalize farmers’ experiments and innovations.