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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.

CKLN Implements IPv6

June 26, 2014

CKLN has concluded the configuration of iPv6 on C@ribNET and both ipv4 and ipv6 protocols will be running simultaneously.
 
IPv4 stands for Internet Protocol version 4 and is the underlying technology that makes it possible for users to connect devices to the web. Every device (mobile phone, tablet, laptop etc.) has an assigned, unique, numerical IP address and this enables the sending of data from one computer/device to another through the web.
 
On June 10, the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean, LACNIC, the organization responsible for assigning Internet resources in the region, announced that IPv4 addresses are now exhausted for Latin American and Caribbean operators.  They said,  “The need to deploy IPv6 is now more pressing than ever. It cannot be delayed any longer if connectivity providers still wish to meet the demands of their customers and those of new users.”

 

With CKLN’s implementation of IPv6, there is now has a larger range of IP addresses available for users on C@ribNET.

Intriguing Presentations at R&E Networks Supporting Dengue Fever Management in the Caribbean

The Symposium: Research and Education Networks Supporting Dengue Fever Management in the Caribbean was held on June 12, 2014. Five countries particpated via videoconference: Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Malawi. Many others joined via the live stream. See the presentations below.

CKLN & CARPHA to Convene Regional Symposium on Dengue & Chikungunya Virus

St. George’s, Grenada – April 7, 2014

Today is World Health Day, the theme of which is “small bites, big threats: protect yourself and your environment from vector-borne diseases”.  With this theme in mind, the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network, CKLN, and the Caribbean Public Health Agency, CARPHA are pleased to announce their convening of a 1-day symposium, focusing on Dengue Fever and Chikungunya Virus to be held on June 12 in Trinidad & Tobago.

The symposium is designed for clinicians, researchers and network engineers to share experiences tackling & managing Dengue Fever & the Chikungunya Virus in the Caribbean and Latin America. Importantly, practitioners will learn how the dedicated, high bandwidth research and education (R&E) networks in the region - C@ribNET and RedCLARA - can support and facilitate the collaborative work among the various health-related communities and researchers. The primary outcome of the Caribbean symposium is to initiate the establishment of a medical/health related community with a focus on Dengue Fever and Chikungunya and which uses the R&E networks available in the Caribbean and Latin America and their global connections.