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Forum on the Conformance and Interoperability (C&I) in Innovation for Youths (25-27 June 2018) and Establishing a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) for the Caribbean Countries Workshop (28 -29 June 2018), Port-of- Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

ABOUT

The forum on C&I in Innovation for Youths seeks to highlight the importance of C&I and is intended to sensitize developers, and persons who support pre-compliance testing, of IoT product solutions to matters that necessarily precede the commercial deployment of an IoT product solution. The MRA Workshop is intended to report on the finding of the studies carried out since 2014, the most recent being a Demand and Risk Study in 2017 which focused on three products/product-areas as compelling needs by the telecommunications sector for which appropriate policies and regulations would be required. The study was done in collaboration with the CPqD, Brazil using its testing facilities so that the results could be used as a blueprint for the rest of the region, propose a model for first stage Caribbean C&I and discuss related issues, in particular associated with the creation and implementation of a MRA for C&I Approval of IOT devices within CARICOM.

PURPOSE

The Forum on C&I in Innovation for Youths seeks to highlight the importance of C&I and is intended to sensitize developers, and persons who support pre-compliance testing of IoT product solutions to matters that necessarily precede the commercial deployment of an IoT product solution, specifically: • pre-compliance testing equipment and procedures, for intentional and unintentional electromagnetic emissions (conducted and/or radiated) • regulated spectrum, emission and user safety requirements within CARICOM • prototype preparation for commercial-lab compliance testing • considerations for protocol-specific inter-operability testing, and deployment extra- CARICOM. Following the forum on C&I in Innovation for Youths, the (MRA) for the Caribbean Countries Workshop will be carried out from 28 – 29 June 2018 and serves as a follow up to C&I Workshop which started as early as 2014. A number of studies and training were undertaken since then, the most recent being a Demand and Risk Study in 2017 which focused on three products/product-areas as compelling needs by the telecommunications sector for which appropriate policies and regulations would be required. The study was done in collaboration with the CPqD, Brazil using its testing facilities so that the results could be used as a blueprint for the rest of the region. This MRA Workshop is intended to report on the finding of the study, propose a model for first stage Caribbean C&I and discuss related issues, in particular associated with the creation and implementation of a MRA for C&I Approval of IOT devices within CARICOM.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The Forum on C&I in Innovation for Youths seeks to highlight the importance of C&I and is intended to sensitize developers, and persons who support pre-compliance testing of IoT product solutions to matters that necessarily precede the commercial deployment of an IoT product solution. The MRA Workshop audience will include: • Innovators and developers • ICT Policy makers , regulators, legislators, operators & leaders seeking greater participation in the IOT ecosystem • International organizations, NGOs involved in C&I • Academia and civil society.

Organizers & Hosts







The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in partnership with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU).