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Traversing the Metaverse: A Caribbean Perspective

31 January 2022


Event recording

The event report is available here.

Also available: report by Barbados Today

Event description

In recent months, the term ‘metaverse’ has generated much discussion globally, and has become one of the latest tech buzzwords. The term gained even greater prominence with the rebranding of Facebook to Meta. In addition, the Government of Barbados also announced in 2021 that it would establish an embassy in the Metaverse, making it one of the first to do so.

The event ‘Traversing the Metaverse: A Caribbean Perspective’, organised by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union in partnership with the Government of Barbados and Meta, will explore various issues about the metaverse in an effort to educate and raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges for, in particular, small island developing states (SIDS). 

The webinar will be open to the public, but will specifically focus on key stakeholders such as ICT policymakers, economists, technologists, entrepreneurs, and academia.

The event will see the participation of Diplo’s Vladimir Radunović (Director, Cybersecurity and E-diplomacy).

For more information, visit the official page.