CarlSnet II : Strengthening the Caribbean ICT Virtual Stakeholders Community (CIVIC)

CarlSnet I arose out of the recognition that the Caribbean ICT Stakeholders Virtual Community (CIVIC) needed some form of animation if it were to fulfill its role as a regional mechanism to promote and support the use of information and communication technology for development (ICT4D). CarlSnet I was funded under the project, ICTs for Development in the Caribbean (102243).

This project builds on the lessons learned from CarlSnet I, CIVIC working groups and a CIVIC survey. The project will establish a foundation and design a workplan for scaling up CIVIC as a regional mechanism for promoting knowledge exchange, capacity building and collaboration between Caribbean ICT stakeholders. Project activities will include training in online moderation; formation of thematic working groups; improvement of the online platform; design of a monitoring and evaluation framework; coordination of a face-to-face meeting of CIVIC members; and promoting the further engagement of French- and Spanish-speaking participants.

Project ID

103823

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Thursday, February 21, 2008

End Date

Friday, July 31, 2009

Duration

12 months

IDRC Officer

Smith, Matthew

Total funding

CA$ 199,580

Countries

Dominican Republic, North and Central America, Guyana, South America, Haiti, Jamaica

Program

Networked Economies

Project Leader

Valerie Gordon

Institution

Jamaica Sustainable Development Network Limited

Institution Country

Jamaica

Institution Website

http://www.jsdnp.org.jm