Online course on Local e-Governance in the Caribbean

Wednesday 6 July 2005

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The University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have launched an online course on Local e-Governance in the Caribbean.

Professor Stewart Marshall, the programme coordinator and Director of UWIDEC, said : " Local governments, non-governmental organisations and communities must utilise the new information communication technologies (ICT) if they are to be sustainable in the information economy ". Mr Alton Grizzle, the UNESCO officer responsible for facilitating the development of the course for the Caribbean, added that " using ICT in local governance can improve local management and administration, and also lead to greater participation and transparency in local government ".

The pilot version of the course runs for ten weeks, from September 19 to November 25, 2005. Further details on the website specialised on Local e-Governance in the Caribbean.