The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) embarks on the implementation of a harmonised Results-Based Management (RBM) System

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Participants at an RBM Workshop, March 2017

A series of sensitisation seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) System, which promotes a more results-focused approach to programme and project management, will continue next Monday and Tuesday 22-23 January in Suriname. The  seminars, which began in Barbados 24-25 November last year, will continue throughout the year in other Member States.

These sensitisation seminars will target a wide cross section of stakeholders including Parliamentarians, Permanent Secretaries, International Development Partners, Regional Institutions, Directors and Corporate Planners, the Private Sector, Non-governmental Organisations (NGO’s) and the Media. (more…)

PANCAP hosts training to strengthen advocacy skills of Youth leaders

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PANCAP Youth Advisor Dr Astell Collins and Youth Advocacy Training Facilitator Kesaundra Alves during the opening of the PANCAP Training to Strengthen Advocacy Skills of Youth Leaders, Friday January 19, 2018, Port-of-Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

(PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will host the PANCAP Training to Strengthen Advocacy Skills of  Youth Leaders, 19-20 January 2018 in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

The intervention builds on the PANCAP Meeting of Youth Leaders held on April 21 – 22, 2017 in which youth leaders from 19 countries discussed and agreed on a Regional Youth Advocacy Framework for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.   (more…)

Exploring SmartRoom Guyana – on the Journey to a Single Regional ICT Space

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With the vision of the Single Regional ICT space in mind, Staff at the CARICOM Secretariat on Thursday experienced a hands-on demonstration of SmartRoom Guyana, at Guyana’s National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).39767730451_d321ff5e7e_z

SmartRooms are the beginning of smart cities which have been cited as one of the desired outcomes of the Single ICT space, for which CARICOM Heads approved a roadmap last year. SmartRooms are becoming central to development agenda across the world and now occupy an important place in the corporate, national, and international research and development work and life.

Thursday’s demonstration was used as a sensitization exercise to share the functioning and opportunities provided by a SMARTRoom, brainstorm about resource mobilisation for other smart rooms across the region and examine the other uses and possibilities for the Secretariat which is embarking on an IT upgrade project in 2018, supported by the Government of India.24898025637_b2180c33b1_z

SMARTRoom Guyana is targeting the country’s Education Sector in the first instance, with links to Smart Classrooms aim at extending E-learning and developing students learning ability. The smart classrooms are the new generation educational product and represent a step towards the future of education.  This finds strong nexus with the CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy (HRD) 2030 – approved last year by the CARICOM Heads of Government. (more…)

CARICOM and Georgia look to strengthen ties – new Georgian Ambassador accredited

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CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan welcomes new Ambassador of Georgia to CARICOM HE David Solomonia

The Republic of Georgia’s new Ambassador to CARICOM HE David Solomonia on Wednesday presented his credentials to CARICOM’s Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan at the Secretariat’s Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana.

The Deputy Secretary-General noted that CARICOM is in the process of finalising a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation with Georgia, the purpose of which is to strengthen political, commercial, economic, environmental, technological, scientific, sport and cultural relations between the two parties.

She also indicated that Georgia’s Foreign Ministry has identified a number of areas in which CARICOM and Georgia can cooperate and which CARICOM may wish to see form the basis of regional cooperation, specifically law enforcement/security, culture, education, environmental protection and sport.

CARICOM formalised bilateral relations with Georgia on November 24 2014 with the accreditation of HE Mr. Otar Berdzenishvili. Prior to that accreditation, CARICOM had no formal bilateral relationship with Georgia and interaction was mainly in the context of the United Nations.