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ECCB to host dialogue on the COVID-19 pandemic and digital transformation

CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) as part of its ongoing Digital Dialogues series, will host a panel discussion on the “Pandemic and Digital Transformation” on Thursday, November 5 2020 at 10:00 am.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, every facet of our lives – from how we work, learn, worship, shop and socialise – has been transformed virtually overnight with the aid of digital technologies. The panel will discuss how countries have attempted to apply digital tools to keep their economies and societies running in the midst of the pandemic.

Additionally, the panel will examine opportunities for digitisation under the recently approved World Bank-funded Caribbean Digital Transformation Programme.

The public is invited to participate in this important conversation and to share their views on specific issues during the real-time survey segment.

The Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Timothy N. J. Antoine will moderate the session which will explore the growing global trend towards the digitisation of the economy and everyday life, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The panel will comprise:

  • Dr Didacus Jules – Director General of the OECS;
  • Tahseen Sayed – Country Director, Eastern Caribbean at The World Bank; and
  • Andrew Millet – Managing Director, Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority.

Click on the link to register.

The session will be broadcast live on the ECCB Facebook page and YouTube Channel and on radio stations across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union from 10:00 a.m.

Be part of the conversation as we take collective action to transform our region, now.

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