Caribbean Knowledge Economy : Coordinating Network

IDRC is currently supporting two projects associated with the Caribbean Knowledge Economy (CKE) initiative. The projects are: Opportunities in CARICOM Migration : Brain Circulation, Diasporic Tourism and Investment (105228) and Networks for Development : the Caribbean ICT Research Programme (105818). Both projects aim to promote economic growth through more effective use of social capital, technological resources, institutional innovations and regulatory frameworks, while maximizing social inclusion (women, youth, diasporas) and ecological sustainability. IDRC consciously decided to initiate CKE activities as a cluster, without integrating the first generation of projects into a network. This project will encourage gradual networking between CKE projects by means of three annual forums, each contracted to one of the existing research partners. The forums are expected to evolve into a Regional Network for the Caribbean Knowledge Economy. A special effort will be made to involve representatives from Haiti in order to provide insights into the reconstruction process. The project will include training in the use of Outcome Mapping for impact evaluation, and support to the University of the West Indies (UWI) to establish a virtual institute for the Caribbean knowledge economy.

Project ID

106099

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Monday, March 1, 2010

End Date

Monday, September 30, 2013

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Perini, Fernando

Total funding

CA$ 761,000

Countries

North and Central America, South America, West Indies, Haiti

Program

Networked Economies

Project Leader

Maurice McNaughton

Institution

University of the West Indies

Institution Country

Jamaica

Institution Website

http://www.mona.uwi.edu

Project Leader

Jan Voordouw

Project Leader

Jan Voordouw

Institution

Panos Institute

Institution Country

Jamaica

Institution Website

http://www.panosinst.org

Project Leader

Yacine Kheladi

Institution

Fundación Taiguey

Institution Country

Dominican Republic

Institution Website

http://www.taiguey.org