CARICOM, CDB to host first regional workshop for National Human Resource Development Coordinators

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The CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are collaborating to host the first regional workshop aimed at strengthening national capacity to support the 2030 Human Resource Development Strategy (2030 HRDS).

The workshop targets National Coordinators responsible for the coordination, monitoring and reporting associated with the implementation of the Strategy at the national level. It will be held at the Courtyard Marriott in Barbados, May 22-24, 2018.

The key areas of focus during the workshop include an overview of the 2039 HRDS, SDG4 and SDG 8, implications for CARICOM and the link with 2030 HRDS, 2030 HRDS Regional Action Plan 2018- 2020 and a review of the 2030 HRDS indicators and complementary national indicators. Workshop participants will also develop a Results Framework for the 2030 HRDS and plan a 2030 HRDS Baseline Study/survey. The aim is to also try to align national education sector plans with the 2030 HRDS and developing National Action Plans for 2030 HRDS Implementation.

The CARICOM Human Resource Development 2030 Strategy was approved by the Thirty-Second Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) in March 2017, in Georgetown, Guyana, and was subsequently endorsed by the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, in July 2017, in St. George’s, Grenada.

As outlined in the 2030 HRDS, the planning for implementation of the Strategy will be addressed in four phases during the period 2018–2030, beginning with a focus on the Regional Action Plan for the First Phase (2018–2020) which outlines the priorities identified by COHSOD.

There will be an opening ceremony for the workshop which will begin at 9:00 am on Tuesday. Financial support for the hosting of this workshop is provided by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The CDB gave a commitment continue its financial and technical support for the implementation of the HRD Strategy at the recently concluded Thirty-Fourth COHSOD in Georgetown, Guyana.

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