Global Connectivity: World Regions
Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN) & C@ribNET
CKLN is the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network, an organisation founded in 2004 and based in the Caribbean island of Grenada, which aims to improve the relevance of tertiary education and training institutions in the Caribbean.
In 2007 the EC made €10m funding available to CKLN via the World Bank with the objective of creating C@ribNET, an R&E infrastructure for the Caribbean region. The countries which the C@ribNET initiative aims to benefit are Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and the Dominican Republic.
The C@ribNET project provides for a regional research and education infrastructure which interconnects universities and colleges in Caribbean countries to each other.
C@ribNET is connected to GÉANT in Europe via a 155Mbps link between Santo Domingo and Paris. The Caribbean is also connected to RedCLARA in Latin America at 45 Mbps and to the research and education community in North America at 300 Mbps.
The connectivity provided by C@ribNET facilitates collaboration among universities and colleges in the provision of educational courses as well as enabling researchers in the Caribbean to collaborate with their peers in other world regions.
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