Organizers

CARIMAC
The Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) started in 1974 out of research by the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and a subsequent partnership between the University of the West Indies and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation (FES).

The School was therefore created to give regional communicators a Caribbean orientation with professional grounding while ensuring that Caribbean media and communication CARIMAC.

In August 2017, 'Carimac was redesignated from an institute to a school in August 2017 as a reflection of its continued growth and regional reach. The School was therefore created to give regional communicators a Caribbean orientation with professional grounding while ensuring Caribbean media and communication development.

Mona ICT Policy Centre
The Mona ICT Policy Centre (MICT), located in the Caribbean School of Media and Communication, UWI, is dedicated to research, analysis and teaching in the area of Caribbean ICT policy-making, emerging technology applications and information management services.

The Centre regularly hosts ICT-related development conferences, major research projects and seminars. Since 2013, the Centre has successfully hosted four annual cyber security conferences, seminars on e-Gov and Private Sector Modernization, workshops on Data Protection, Data Privacy, Music and the Creative Industries under the heading of Managing Your Digital Future. The Centre also hosts commemorative annual panel discussions to mark World Telecommunications and Information Society Day.

Through its various research projects, the Centre also seeks to build a culture of research in ICT policy through the engagement of youth, emerging scholars and sector specialists. Its mission is to “become a hub for world-class training, research and consultancy in Telecommunications, ICT Policy making and Technology Management in the Caribbean”.

Conference Chair

Professor Hopeton Dunn
Director, Mona ICT Policy Centre
and Director, CARIMAC,
The University of the West Indies

Email: hopetondunn@gmail.com

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Planning Team

Ms. Tanneice Ellis
Caribbean School of Media and Communication
Email: tanneice.ellis@uwimona.edu.jm

Mr. Alistaire McLaren
Caribbean School of Media and Communication
Email: alistaire.mclaren@uwimona.edu.jm

Ms. Sue-Ellen Pingue
Caribbean School of Media and Communication
Email: sueellen.pingue@uwimona.edu.jm

Mr. Leighton Duncan, Information Systems
University Office of Planning, The University of the West Indies
Email: leighton.duncan02@uwimona.edu.jm

 

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