26-29 October 2009, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Universal access/service, Interconnection, Licensing
The Caribbean Harmonization Project was designed to support Caribbean countries in improving their competitiveness by harmonizing approaches to ICT development. It brought together Caribbean governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, regional and international organizations involved in ICT. The project will provide guidelines for harmonized policies, legislation, technical matters and regulatory procedures and processes.
The objectives of this First Consultation Workshop were to:
1. Review and discuss (i) the Assessment Reports on (a) universal access/service, (b) interconnection, and (c) licensing in the Caribbean and (ii) discuss the objectives and draft collectively the ICT Policy Recommendations, with the support of a Project team of international and regional experts.
2. Allow participants at the workshop to better understand the issues and options relating to ICT policy development in the region, and to share this understanding with colleagues in their home countries.
The ICT policy recommendations on the above lines were discussed during the First Consultation Workshop. A model legislation and implementation guidelines were prepared during a Second Consultation Workshop based on the output of this First Consultation Workshop.