IDB’s US$1billion commitment to climate-smart investments The President of the Inter-American Development Bank Luis Alberto Moreno and Founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson hosted the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator launch, on August 9 at 12PM EST at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus Assembly Hall Kingston, Jamaica. The Most Honourable Andrew … [Read more...] about The IDB partners with the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator to build the first climate-smart zone
Innovation and change
Innovation levels in the Caribbean region are relatively low. On average, roughly 19 percent of Caribbean firms reported having engaged in some form of innovation in the past three years. The range varies from the lowest, at 4.8 percent of firms in Dominica, to the highest at 53 percent of firms in Guyana. A higher proportion of firms reported their intention to engage in … [Read more...] about How much do workforce skills matter for innovation in the Caribbean?
Making it easier to get jobs and start a business In July of 2018, the Ministry of Labour in The Bahamas issued an exciting announcement: The first ever group of students in the Latin America-Caribbean region received their graduation certificates on the blockchain. The lucky graduating class was the first cohort to pass through the National Training Agency’s (NTA) Workforce … [Read more...] about The Bahamas Pioneers Blockcerts for Development
Featured image: design composition by Lynn Saghir, Communications and Creative Director, Inter-American Development Bank - Composition made from Shutterstock photos Disrupting the present to write and right the future of the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)’s video ‘Jump Caribbean’ presents a vision of what the Caribbean can look like in 2040. A … [Read more...] about UWI, IDB partnering to promote innovation and job creation in the Caribbean
Image source: Wikicommons After living in Jamaica for five years, every time I visit for work, I try to squeeze in whatever time I have to say hello to friends. On my last visit, I was very fortunate to have meetings on both sides of the weekend allowing me to spend my off days in a familiar place with familiar people. My friends and I decided to take advantage of this rare … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons why you should stop eating Parrotfish