Welcome to the Website of the Specialized Course on
Local e-Governance in the Caribbean
Produced by The University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre and sponsored by UNESCO
This website is about the Specialized Course on Local e-Governance in the Caribbean - a joint initiative by The University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Please use the navigation links to find out more about the contents of the course; the team facilitating the course; how to apply; and other details you may require.
The Course in brief
Local governments, non-governmental organisations and communities are increasingly realising the need to utilise new information communication technology (ICT) if they are to be sustainable in the information economy. Using ICT in local governance can improve local management and administration, and also lead to greater participation and transparency in local government.
The Certificate in e-Governance course is aimed at interested and appropriate people in governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations in the Caribbean. It is designed to improve the knowledge, skills and capabilities of such people in the use of ICT in governance and government.
The course does not assume any formal tertiary or higher education qualification, but it does assume that participants will have relevant post-secondary experience and training.
Local e-Governance course to be offered for a third time - 16 February, 2007