TATT ICT Open Forum “The use of ICTs in combating the effects of climate change” on April 20 2011

The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) will be having its 7th ICT Open Forum 

at its office at #5 Eighth Avenue Extension, off Twelfth Street, Barataria on Wednesday 20 April 2011 from 3 to 6 pm.

The topic of the ICT Open Forum is "The use of ICTs in combating the effects of climate change

According to TATT's press release :

"The United Nations Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions had risen by more than 70 per cent since 1970, having an effect on global warming, changing weather patterns, rising sea-levels, desertification, shrinking ice cover and other long-term effects.
Information and Communication Technologies  (ICTs) are now embedded in almost all sectors of global society and economy and have proven to play a key role in assisting society in mitigating effects of and adapting to the climate change.  

This ICT Open Forum will provide a platform  for these and other related issues to be raised. 

The keynote presenter,  Mr. Richard Labelle, is an independent consultant based in Canada and is President of The Aylmer Group which is based in Ottawa. Mr. Labelle has 29 years experience on issues related to the use of ICTs."

Persons wishing to attend this TATT forum should register on or before 4pm on Friday 15th April 2011 by contacting Mr. Rawle Harvey or Ms Ingrid Gittens at 675-8288 or 221-8288 extensions 349 or 332 respectively or via email at openforum a@.t tatt.org.tt