Friday, November 28, 2008

CIVIC - the Caribbean Virtual Community

I recently returned from the Dominican Republic where I attended an uplifting and inspiring workshop on IT issues for CIVIC - the Caribbean Virtual Community.
The community presently revolves around its email list and related web sites. Beginning on 2002 after a conference in Barbados, the community has grown steadily from 80 to more than 300 and continues to grow and prosper. The email list is used primarily to share information about Caribbean ICT issues.
The meeting in DR focused on strategies for the future of CIVIC and was a great success.
A new web site is under development which makes use of improved online tools. This is being done by the Carisnet Consortium which is working to strengthen CIVIC.

Carisnet Consortium
Caribbean ICT4D Clearinghouse