October 17 saw the start of a series of consultations along the region by CARICOM’s Secretariat, together with the Human Resource Development Commission (HRD). The aim of the consultations, led by CARICOM Secretariat’s Director of Human Development Ms Myrna Bernard, is to finalize a strategy that will shape the future of the region’s education and human resource sectors. Over the course of 3 days, leaders across the region are to discuss current challenges and future strategies concerning the Education and Human Resource sectors in the region.
The first consultation will be held in the National Centre for Education Resource Development in Georgetown, Guyana, followed by consultations in Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Belize, the Bahamas and Jamaica. All Members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States will also be attending a consultation event in Saint Lucia.
The HRD Commission was launched earlier this year, with the support of CARICOM’s Youth Ambassadors, (who are asking for improvements to education within CARICOM), with the aim to enhance the cooperation between CARICOM’s member states.
You can watch, in the video below, an interview with Ms Myrna Bernard, outlining the strategies of CARICOM in HR and Education.