Digital transformation for society and the economy. This means delivering high-quality digital public services when and how citizens need them, providing opportunities for meaningful engagement with government, expanding the capacity for data-driven policymaking and the catalytic role of open data for the private sector, building the digital literacy of civil servants to best support Grenadians; and shaping an Innovation Hub founded on a culture of experimentation, innovation, partnership with academic and private sector and citizen-centric outcomes.
Fish can be sold to local restaurants before they are brought ashore or traced on the blockchain for sale to premium markets. Artificial intelligence and machine learning analyze images captured by reef robots underwater to help monitor species, tides, climate change patterns to better guide conservation efforts and sustainable fisheries management. Real time and virtual reality images of marine life to help to deepen awareness of the beauty and intrinsic value of species, drawing visitors to the island, while also allowing preservation of the most vulnerable reefs.
Using data to save lives and livelihoods. Government and people have real time access to information about emerging risks, from rising tides, to accidents and dengue outbreaks. People in the affected area receive instant mobile alerts and advice on how to protect themselves, their families and their property. Data and other tools increase the predictive power of government through smart infrastructure and connectivity to support Grenada – and the physical and international infrastructure to strengthen international supply chains.
Building the farms of the future. Apps, smart devices, and platforms help farmers and government agencies to monitor real-time changes in climate, soil conditions, and market prices, transforming data into actionable insights for informed decision making across the food supply chain for more climate-resilient and sustainable agriculture. Agricultural products can be traced to the farmers who grow them and blockchain helps to guarantee certifications, linking conscientious consumers with organic growers in Grenada. Smallholder farms have the opportunity to access finance through innovative mechanisms such as crowdfunding platforms. Farming becomes attractive to the next generation.
Tourism becomes more sustainable and engaging by leveraging technology and innovation. Tourist visits are brought to life with rich mixed media experiences combining music, history and information through digital guide tours at museums, historical sites and excursions. Augmented Reality Maps feature culture, history and upcoming events in multiple languages as tourists move around the island. Small businesses such as tour guides, restaurants and taxis are better mapped and linked so visitors can readily find information, book reservations and tours, even before they arrive. Moving beyond short-term tourism, Smart Grenada can attract international digital nomads to enjoy the Grenada lifestyle, thereby further catalysing growth and development of the economy.
Everyone is able to participate in society and the economy. Small businesses offer promotions to customers and maximize sales through mobile online purchases. Grenadians no longer need to leave the island to find international jobs, offering their services online in the gig economy to companies around the world. Digital payments are inclusive and widely-used. Beyond the school system, digital solutions are used for upskilling and reskilling workers left unemployed as a result of the pandemic. Inclusive education through blended and digital learning shapes the opportunities for women, girls, and marginalised groups; and democratising the digital economy so no one is left behind.
Technology and innovation are enabling better lives, by identifying and building the skills and talent of the future; transforming the lives of persons with disabilities with augmented and virtual reality, and other technologies; drawing on connectivity and other solutions to connect Grenadians to world-class healthcare; and ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from the potential that technology and innovation can enable. Digital infrastructure and affordable connectivity are rolled out to support all Grenadians.