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Workshop on Measuring Digital Inclusion in the Caribbean

15 de diciembre de 2022|Evento

The overall objective of the seminar is to provide a space for discussion among technical and policy experts on ways to further digital inclusion efforts at the national and regional levels. It is intended as an introductory level seminar, to allow participants to gain a common understanding of digital inclusion.

The Caribbean is often characterized as a “data poor” region, and the circumstances of Caribbean countries are rarely prioritized in the development of measurement frameworks. Because digital inclusion is a relatively new focus, there is currently no agreed framework at the global or regional level designed to measure digital inclusion. As such, there is an opportunity for Caribbean countries to identify their needs related to digital inclusion and to develop frameworks tailored to the subregion.


At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the interlinkages between digital inclusion and sustainable development;
  • Identify several measurement frameworks related to digital inclusion;
  • Discuss various approaches to the measurement of digital inclusion; and,
  • Consider ways in which a measurement framework would need to be adapted to their country’s unique circumstances.


Thursday 15 December 2022

1000 hrs – 1015 hrs

Opening of the meeting

  • Welcome Remarks
    Diane Quarless, Director, ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean (to be confirmed)

1015 hrs – 1030 hrs

Presentation: “Importance of digital inclusion to the Caribbean”

  • Dale Alexander, Chief, Caribbean Knowledge Management Centre, ECLAC, subregional headquarters for the Caribbean

1030 hrs – 1045 hrs

Presentation: “Digital inclusion in the United Nations system”

  • Lika Døhl Diouf, Associate Programme Management Officer, ECLAC, subregional headquarters for the Caribbean

1045 hrs – 1100 hrs

Presentation: “Overview of multi-country measurement frameworks related to digital inclusion”

  • Dale Alexander

1100 hrs – 1105 hrs

5-minute break

1105 hrs – 1130 hrs

Presentation: “Overview of measurement approaches in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom”

  • Lika Døhl Diouf

1130 hrs – 1200 hrs

Discussion: “Measuring digital inclusion: Initial thoughts and questions”

  • Dale Alexander

Friday 16 December 2022

1000 hrs – 1045 hrs

Presentation: “The National Digital Inclusion Survey 2021 for Trinidad and Tobago”

  • Annie Baldeo, Executive Officer, Policy Planning and Economics, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

1045 hrs – 1115 hrs

Presentation: “Overview of efforts to standardize measurement methodologies”

  • Lika Døhl Diouf, Associate Programme Management Officer, ECLAC, subregional headquarters for the Caribbean

1115 hrs – 1120 hrs

5-minute break

1120 hrs – 1150 hrs

Discussion: “Measuring digital inclusion in the Caribbean: Key considerations and needs”

  • Dale Alexander

1150 hrs – 1200 hrs

Conclusion and Closing Remarks

  • Lika Døhl Diouf