Phillip Paulwell, Minister of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, Jamaica, stated that the collaboration between the Ministry of Education and Youth and the technology arm of his Ministry, as one that had resulted in the creation of an effective Information Communication Technology (ICT) policy for the country.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Mr. Paulwell stated, during his address at the opening ceremony of the second meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN), that the policy seeks to define the roles of all parties in the new smart partnerships of the public, private and community sectors required to drive the far reaching changes needed to achieve knowledge for all. The CKLN project seeks to upgrade the skills and knowledge of human resources in the region through greater regional collaboration and connectivity. CKLN looks to develop online learning in the region. Mr. Paulwell further advised the gathering that research had shown that ICT had the capacity to provide stakeholders and administrators with new tools for increased learning opportunities.