Internet Week Guyana to kick off with ICT Awareness Day Monday

In the Caribbean, our growing inventory of web-connected gadgets is constantly changing the way that we do routine business transactions and access critical services. It is also raising interesting questions about how we can get more from Information and Communications Technology (ICT) while maintaining your safety online. ICT Awareness Day, October 9 in Guyana, aims to answer some of those questions.

“ICT Awareness Day is free of charge and open to the public. It is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about how to stay safe online, and how to get involved in the governance of the global Internet,” said Kevon Swift, Head of Strategic Relations and Integration at the Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry.

LACNIC distributes and manages Internet number resources in the region. This organization is one of several taking part in the International Internet Week 2017 in Guyana along with the Internet Society (ISOC), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), and the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG).

Interactive sessions will focus on what the Internet economy, cyber security, network neutrality and telecommunications regulations mean for Guyana, and for the wider Caribbean.

The ICT Awareness Day is the first event in a week-long series of meetings and discussions hosted by the Ministry of Public Telecommunications.  Hon. Catherine Hughes, Minister of Public Telecommunications, will be among the feature speakers at the opening.

The five-day event is taking place at the Guyana Pegasus Hotel, Seawall Road, Kingston, Georgetown.

Registration and other information are available at caribnog.org or by email at onthemove@lacnic.net.