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Technical and Advisory Support Facility (TASF)

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Caribbean E-Government Knowledge Bank
Country Review
Overview of the Technical and Advisory Support Facility (TASF)

The 5th Caribbean Ministerial Consultation on Regional Cooperation for E-government Capacity Building (Barbados, June 2004) adopted the Action-Oriented E-Government Strategy for Countries of the Caribbean Region, 2004-2007. In embracing the Strategy, as a framework within which the governments of the region could develop their own national strategies and formulate national and regional programmes in the area of e-Government, the Meeting also agreed on various actions to support its implementation, including the establishment of a regional Technical and Advisory Support Facility (TASF). At the services of national and regional e-Government efforts, the TASF, operational since September 2005, enhances regional cooperation through the coordination of all e-Government activities executed in the Region, and through the sharing of information, data and experiences. The TASF is expected to play a catalytic role in supporting the development of national e-Government capacity in the Caribbean and in increasing the exchange of experiences and practices with the neighboring Region of Central America. As a result, the technical and advisory services provided will increase the chances of the Caribbean to grow stronger as Region, while reducing the existing gaps with regard to the application of ICT within the Public Administration at national level.

Caribbean Compendium of ICT and E-Government Resources at the Country Level

(i) E-Government Policy Formulation

(ii) Demand Side E-Government

(iii) Supply Side E-Government

E-Government Applications/Solutions:

(iv) Legislative Framework

(v) Key Organizational Issues

(VI) Country Review

Independent States Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) French Departments
Antigua & Barbuda Anguilla Guadeloupe
Bahamas Aruba Martinique
Barbados Bermuda  
Belize British Virgin Islands  
Cuba Cayman Islands  
Dominica Montserrat  
Dominican Republic Netherland Antilles  
French Guiana Puerto Rico  
Grenada Turks and Caicos  
Guyana US Virgin Islands  
St. Kitts and Nevis    
St. Lucia    
St. Vincent and Grenadines    
Trinidad and Tobago    
Antigua & Barbuda    

Links to official government websites

Caribbean E-Government Services

(i) Completed Activities

(ii) Upcoming Events

  • Meetings and conferences
  • Trainings
  • Workshops
  • Technical Assistance

E-Government Resources at the Regional Level - Caribbean and Latin American Region (i)  Links to relevant sub-regional organizations and other websites of interest

(ii)  Regional Background Information

Caribbean Readiness

(activities at the supra-national level-i.e. involving two or more countries in the region--related to ICT and e-government readiness)

ICT Readiness reports: 1 2
E-government Readiness Reports
ICT Readiness Methodologies
E-government Readiness Methodologies
Other Papers
Links to Related Sub-regional Organizations and Other Relevant Web Sites

Caribbean E-government Activities

(Activities at the supra-national level-i.e. involving two or more countries in the sub-region-- related to ICT and E-government strategies, policies, action plans and to practical initiatives).

Sub-Regional ICT Strategies and Policy Documents:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Connectivity Agenda

Sub-Regional E-government Strategies and Policy Documents: 1 2
Sub-regional ICT Initiatives 1
Sub-Regional E-government Initiatives
Links to Relevant Sub-Regional Organizations and Other Relevant Web Sites

Network - Online Discussion Forums

(i) Link to RedGEALC Website

(ii) Online discussion forum for TASF’s focal points

(iii) TASF's focal points

Past Activities

Working Group Meetings


3rd Working Group Meeting, 21 April 2004, Barbados


Meeting of the Group of Advisors on E-government Readiness Assessment, 22-23 May 2003, Barbados


2nd Working Group Meeting, 17-18 October 2002, Rome, Italy

1st Working Group Meeting, 8 April 2002, Rome, Italy

Ministerial Consultations


5th Ministerial Consultation, 17-18 June 2004, Barbados


4th Consultation, 14-15 January 2003, Point Salines, Grenada

UNDESA/CARICAD 4th Caribbean Ministerial Consultation and High Level Workshop on Public Sector Management: Strategies for E-Government
(14-15 January 2003, Point Salines, Grenada)

Final List of Participants
Summary Proceedings-Caribbean Ministerial Consultation and High Level Workshop
Address to Declare Open the 4th Caribbean Regional Ministerial Consultation and High Level Workshop on Public Sector Management: E-Government and IT - Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, Grenada
Opening Ceremony - Mr. Agar Alexander, Cabinet Secretary, Grenada
Statement by Hon. Mario Baccini, Deputy Foreign Minister of Italy
Opening Ceremony - Mr.G.Bertucci, UNDESA/DPEPA
Opening Ceremony - Dr. P.I.Gomes, CARICAD
Opening Ceremony Program
Regional Policy Context by Ms. J. Wiltshire, CARICOM Secretariat
Central Government Portal by Ms. Wood, Communications Canada
Strategy and E-Government Policy Review for the OECS and Implications for the Wider Caribbean by Mr. Cecil Bartholomew, ICT Director, Grenada
Elements of the E-Government Readiness Assessment and Action Plan by Mr. J. Szeremeta, UNDESA
Overview of E-Government Applications in Latin America by Mr. Mason, OAS
E-Readiness and Capacity Building for ICT Application
Bulding Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation: Bridging the Digital Divide by Mr. J. Corbin, Cable and Wireless
E-Government: Opportunities, Costs and Benefits

3rd Consultation, 10-14 December 2001, Montego Bay, Jamaica

2nd Consultation, 2-3 October 2000, Rome, Italy

1st Consultation, 15-17 May 2000, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

For more information, contact:
Dr. Cletus Bertin
Knowledge and Information Manager
Email: tasf@un.org
Phone: +1 758 285 2875
Fax: +1 246 436 1709
Mr. Emerson Bryan
Research Assistant
Email: tasf@un.org
Phone: +1 246 437 8535-6
Fax: +1 246 436 1709
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