Opening Ceremony, 44th Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development


(CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) – Ministers of Education from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are meeting in Georgetown, Guyana on 13-14 October to discuss the strengthening of the Region’s education sector, in their first face-to-face meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 44th Meeting of the CARICOM Council of Human and Social Development (COHSOD) will be held at the CARICOM Secretariat and will see Ministers of Education examining regional, and national actions to address the learning gaps created by school closures during the pandemic.

The packed agenda of the meeting also includes matters related to quality and equitable education, CARICOM Standards for the Teaching Profession, recommendations for the new Caribbean School Model, and the implementation of the CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy.

The CARICOM Secretariat is pleased to invite your media house to cover the opening ceremony of the meeting of regional education ministers, which will feature the following speakers:

• Hon. Francis Fonseca, Belize’s Minister of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology, Belize

• Assistant Secretary-General, Directorate of Human and Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat, Ms. Alison Drayton

• Dr. Marcel Hutson, Chief Education Officer, Guyana.


Event: Opening Ceremony of the 44th Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development

Date: Thursday 13, October 2022

Venue: CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana

Time: 9:30 am

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