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The Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network, CKLN, is an inter-governmental Agency of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, established to assist Caribbean member states enhance their global competitiveness by upgrading and diversifying the skills and knowledge of human resources through greater regional collaboration and connectivity.
October 15, 2013
Representatives from over 20 CARICOM agencies generated 17 communities of practice when they met at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados on October 10-11, 2013 for a workshop hosted by the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network, CKLN.
A Community of Practice is defined as "a network of individuals with common problems or interests who get together to explore ways of working, identify common solutions and share good practices and ideas."
The workshop focused on the Agencies’ use of the major regional ICT infrastructure, C@ribNET, in support of functional cooperation and collaboration. At the fifth meeting of the Secretary General of CARICOM and Heads of Community Institutions held in Georgetown, Guyana in July 2013, the meeting agreed that CKLN would host this workshop to better acquaint the agencies with C@ribNET and its potential.
St. George’s, Grenada, September 27, 2013
In September, CKLN undertook a training activity for Network Engineers of all the Community Colleges within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, OECS. The training provided further capacity building for maintenance of customer premises equipment (CPE) at the colleges. The CPE generally includes devices such as routers, switches, adaptors that enable consumers to access services and distribute them around their premises (in this case, college campuses) via a Local Area Network (LAN). CKLN procured the CPEs to enable the colleges to exchange traffic with the regional research and education network, C@ribNET.