Presentation to Fifth Summit of the Americas Civil Society Forum

The Fifth Summit of the Americas Civil Society Forum was held in Trinidad and Tobago from April 15 to 16 2009.

The UNDP Country Office in Trinidad & Tobago collaborated with DevNet to do a presentation in the panel session Improving Civil Society Responses. This session was intended to provide participants with a general understanding of key tools to build networks for more effective implementation. The moderator was Dr. Marlene Attzs, Lecturer, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

DevNet hosts "Future of the Internet Public Meeting

Members of the public were invited to a public meeting to discuss "The Future of the Internet" on Monday, 30 October, 2006 at 5pm, at the Georgetown Club. The main presenter was Mr Jacob Malthouse, Regional Liaison for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

What is ICANN?

ICANN is the organisation which is responsible for managing the Domain Name System (DNS) on which the Internet is based. The Domain Name System helps users find their way around the Internet. Each computer on the Internet is assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses are strings of numbers which are usually difficult to remember, so the DNS allows a domain name e.g. or to be translated into the relevant IP address, so users can be directed to the websites of their choice. The DNS also enables e-mail to function properly. The fair and transparent operation of the DNS is critical to the expansion and use of the Internet.

Using ICTs in Disaster Management..

The devastation wreaked by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 forced Caribbean citizens to evaluate the potential of technology, including Information and Communication Technologies, in mitigating the effects of disaster.

DevNet member, Lance Hinds worked with a group of professionals to prepare an advocacy brief - "Facilitating Effective Disaster Management : A response from the Caribbean Information and Communication Technology Community. The document was completed in November 2004

The Advocacy Brief and the Project Proposal are attached to this page

Guyana Linux Users Group

The Guyana Linux Users Group was formed in 2000 and DevNet facilitates some of the activities and hosts the website of the group
DevNet is committed to the use of free and open source software and participates in several initiatives which support this.

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