Human Resource Development Commission for CARICOM launches Thursday in Barbados

HRD Logo b(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     A Commission, charged with creating a Human Resource Development Strategy for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), will be launched on Thursday, 12 May, 2016, in Barbados. The ceremony will be hosted at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

CARICOM Heads of Government took the decision to establish the Commission at their Twenty-Fifth Intersessional Meeting in 2014. The Commission seventeen specialists and other stakeholders in Education and Human Resource Development, and its work is supported by the CARICOM Secretariat, as coordinator, and CDB, which is financing the establishment of a gender-responsive and socially inclusive CARICOM strategy for harmonised education reform.

The Regional Education and Human Resource Development 2030 Strategy and Action Plan (the Regional HRD Strategy), which the Commission will shape, is intended to form the basis for converged action by Member States. It is expected that the Commission will also develop policy recommendations for education reform in CARICOM Member States. (more…)