London, 5 March 2014 – Commonwealth ICT Ministers meeting at their first biennial meeting held on 3 – 4 March 2014 in London have mandated the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) to act as platform for coordinating positions of Commonwealth countries on global ICT issues. The Commonwealth has a unique position consisting of 53 countries across every continent, and reaching consensus among its member countries can therefore be a powerful vehicle for building wider global agreement on critical ICT issues.
London, 5 March 2014 - Commonwealth ICT Ministers have adopted a Commonwealth Cybergovernance Model to guide national policy development of their national cyberspace.
Representing over 35 Commonwealth countries, ICT ministers and their advisors were meeting in London on 3 – 4 March 2014, at the first of what is expected to be a series of biennial ICT ministerial meetings.
- Ministry of Science and TechnologyDy National Chief Information Officer, present
- National ICT Company Ltd. (iGovTT)Chief Solution Architect
- AVM Television (Channel Four)
- Ansa McAl Psychological Research Centre, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies (St. Augustine)
- Ministry of Community Development, Culture & Gender Affairs
- South Trinidad Chamber of Industry & Commerce
- ILLUMINAT (Trinidad & Tobago) Ltd.
- Infotech Caribbean
- Ministry of Science, Technology & Tertiary Education
- Ministry of Public Administration
Tracy Hackshaw is an alumus of the DiploFoundation's Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme in 2008 and an ICANN Fellowship Alumnus from the Sydney and Seoul Meetings in 2009 and the Cartagena Meeting in 2010. Tracy was an Internet Society (ISOC) Ambassador to IGF 2009 in Sharm-el Sheikh and returned as an ISOC Ambassador for IGF 2010 in Vilnius and for IGF 2012 in Baku. He also participated in IGF 2011 as a DiploFoundation Emerging Leader for the Digital World as part of Diplo's Capacity Development Programme in ICT Policy and Internet Governance for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. He is now a member of the DiploFoundation's Research & Teaching Faculty.
He is a national of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago and has been educated at the 1st degree level in Sociology & Psychology via the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine) and at a graduate level in International Management via the University of London (Royal Holloway).
Professionally, Tracy is the Deputy National Chief Information Officer, in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GoRTT).
As Dy National Chief Information Officer, Tracy is charged with the mandate of setting infrastructure and technology directions and standards, as well as driving associated programmes and projects with the objective of ensuring that the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GoRTT) has a world-class ICT infrastructure, in support of the goals of the National ICT Agenda as outlined in smarTT.
He is a member of a team providing ICT thought leadership to the GoRTT, in several areas falling under the rubric of Internet Policy and Governance including the flagship and award-winning ttconnect Multi-Channel initiative - http://ttconnect.gov.tt.
Tracy has been a member of the Internet Society (http://internetsociety.org) since 2002 and currently holds the position of Vice Chair of the recently established Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter (http://www.isoc.tt).
In addition, Tracy is involved, in a technical advisory capacity, on the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago's representation to the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) since 2010 and was elected as GAC Vice-Chair at the Toronto meeting in October 2012.