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Caine Abel

Abel Caine
"UNESCO Open Access Strategy" Born in 1971 of Fijian nationality, Mr. Abel Caine holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Information Systems from the University of Auckland (1993). Mr. Caine commenced duties as the Communication & Information Adviser for the Pacific sub-regional Office in Apia, Samoa in January 2005. He is responsible for all of UNESCO’s programmes and activities in communication and information for 17 Pacific Island member states and associate members. These members include: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and associate member Tokelau. Prior to joining UNESCO, Mr. Caine served as the Assistant Manager Business Development for ITC Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of Fiji from 2001 to 2004. He was responsible for strategic IT planning including the formulation of a National ICT Policy, e-Government Strategy Plan, and securing funds and resources for implementation. All Ministries and Departments across Fiji are connected to a high-speed Government Network with e-mail and broadband internet access. Almost all Ministries maintain dynamic websites and over 50% of all civil servants have connected PCs and enjoy advanced ICT training. Mr. Caine represented the Fiji Government at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Phase 1 in Geneva, 2003.

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