This site intends to facilitate sharing and collaboration among managers, operators, facilitators and trainers of the English speaking Caribbean Telecentres, also called Community Access Points (CAPs), Community Multimedia Centres, etc.
It supports knowledge sharing and information exchange, the development of collaborative project, peer to peer support . You can create and customize you own page and profile for you or your telecenter, publish your blogs, search or upload resources (documents, links), seek help and advice through the peer-to-peer support forum, etc.
It is part of the The ACT!ivate project objective is to establish and initially maintain the core mechanisms of the Alliance of Caribbean Telecentres (ACT!) that is defined as a regional framework for sharing and collaboration among Caribbean telecentres
The Alliance of Caribbean Telecentres (ACT!) concept comes from the process that followed the First Caribbean Telecentres workshop, held in Dominican Republic in July 2006.
During that workshop, some 70 telecentre practitioners and related stakeholders from 15 Caribbean countries, defined the main challenges facing community telecentres projects, and explored what could be done together as described in the Workshop Outputs Summary document
A post-workshop task force defined the Alliance of Caribbean Telecentres (ACT!) as follows: “The Alliance of Caribbean Telecentres (ACT!) has the objective to enable and promote sharing and collaboration among Caribbean telecentres, to strengthen the impact of telecentres initiatives in the communities.
This includes the following areas:
- Facilitating knowledge sharing and information exchange
Facilitating the development of collaborative projects
- Facilitating technical peer to peer support and/or access to external technical support to telecentres of the region
promoting the digital democracy/inclusion and the right to information and to inform
promoting community empowerment and transformation capacity into the rural and urban marginal communities”
A project implemented by
and the CarISnet consortium partners
This project is undertaken with the support of telecentre.org program a joint-venture of the International Development Research Centre (Canada), the Swiss Development Corporation and the Microsoft Corporation.