H.E. Mr Jacques Gabriel; Minister of Public Works; Transport and Communications; Haiti; H.E. Ms Maxine McClean; Senator; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; Barbados; and Dr Hamadoun Touré; ITU Secretary-General
29-30 June 2010, St. Michael, Barbados
This week we held a series of productive meetings and a very useful and informative roundtable event in Barbados dedicated to the reconstruction of Haiti's telecommunication sector. It was widely agreed that now was the time to build not just replacement networks for Haiti, but 21st century infrastructure that would pave the way towards full inclusion in the knowledge society.
With participation from the public and private sectors, as well as banks and regulatory authorities, we looked at ways of partnering together to create increased value as well as at co-financing arrangements and new investment opportunities, in-kind contributions and ways of advancing sectoral reform.
Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General, and H.E. Mr Darcy Boyce, Senator, Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs, Development and Energy, Barbados