ICT4D Jamaica is an open, Jamaican-based network organization established to define, promote and facilitate the use of information and communication technology in the development process. We believe that the secret to prosperity for all mankind lies in the effective use of information for learning and earning and that with reducing resources we must strive as a matter of policy to produce more with less if we are to achieve growth and competitiveness.
Our philosophy is to demonstrate new levels of democracy, open, void of prejudices, characterized by tolerance, the ability to learn, the propensity to share, the willingness to be fair and to distribute benefits in accordance with equity considerations and as a reward for contribution. Our approach is one based on partnership with existing entities, that takes full advantage of ICTs to develop the group and maintain its services. It operates along networking lines and principles, and therefore within a non-hierarchical structure and framework.
Membership is an open invitation to all individuals and groups from Jamaica, the region and the rest of the world who have experience, knowledge or an interest in the application of ICT in the development process; those who wish to contribute, share, research, learn and/or effectively apply ICT to governance, education and training, community development, business and commerce and particularly within the context of the Jamaican socio-economic and cultural experience and for the benefit of society.
Products & Services
The products and services of the group will be contracted to members or non-members based on the ability to do the best job. They include publications, CD ROM/DVD, seminars and workshops and consultations. The policies and procedures for the selection of providers and the rewards and benefits are to be set out in a document whose content is summarized below.
Contributions & Benefits
The selection of product and service providers will be done on an open and transparent basis, ensuring ample opportunity for qualified Jamaicans to tender and be selected. Payments and rewards will be provided in accordance with the required performance and quality standards and stated deliverables.
Accountability & Reporting
The members and the public will have access to information in real time related to organizational activities, issues, problems, progress, accounts and financial statements in an open transparent system that protects only the right of the individual or corporate information regarding contractors, suppliers and clients.