During the week of 3-7 April, 2017, the Pacific Islands Telecommunication Association held their 21st anniversary AGM on Rarotonga, Cook Islands. This milestone event which attracted more than 200 overseas attendees, was opened by the Prime Minister.
The conference theme was “Unlocking Smarter Communities in the Pacific” and addressed critical issues and challenges in the Pacific and identified ways public and private partnerships could be coordinated in order to improve the lives of the people in the region. The event was hosted by Blue Sky Cook Islands and speakers included ITU, Kacific, O3B, ABS and ICANN.
The refreshment breaks offered time for participants to gather together to discuss other common issues, and members of the Pacific IGF planning committee took advantage of the opportunity to have a face-to-face meeting to discuss this upcoming event.
Notes on meeting to discuss arrangements for Pacific IGF
- Pua Hunter Cook Islands
- Gerard Metsan CIO Vanuatu
- Dalsie Baniala TRR Vanuatu
- Save Vocea ICANN
- Elly Tawhai APNIC
- Kisione Finau USP
- Marc Lipton PIRRC
- Donnie Defreitas PIRRC
The meeting agreed to discuss the following issues:
- Organization of National Emergency Telecommunications Plans (NETP) workshop
- Organization of Pacific IGF
- ICT Day
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