The IDB, through its Cultural Center, each year holds a competition for institutions and organizations in 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Out of the 600 proposals received this year, 30 were selected for funding. Each proposal is to contribute to strengthening economic and social development via culture. Read more about the grants program. In the Caribbean the … [Read more...] about Culture and Development in the Caribbean
Money for forests, that’s essentially Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. And why not? Almost 80% of Guyana is covered in rainforest: suitable for timber extraction, post-harvest agriculture, and it has significant mineral deposits below its surface. The question for any administration in a developing country is “how to accelerate the development process to attain the … [Read more...] about Sustainable Development: Can money for forest conservation really work?
The Pomeroon River is a remote area in the North-West of Guyana. To travel there from Georgetown, I had to use a combination of cars and boats. Once I was there, in the lush expanse of winding waterways and walls of trees, it was a very peaceful place and a far cry from my typical work day that sees me glued to a computer. Children are paddling their way home from school, … [Read more...] about Farming in the Pomeroon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-RwzM0e-A In the 2013-2014 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report, out of the English-speaking Caribbean, the three countries with the highest global competitiveness rankings included Barbados (47), Trinidad and Tobago (92) and Jamaica (94). Interestingly enough, when it came to placing countries into different stages of … [Read more...] about Unlocking Human Imagination: Who Drives Innovation?
When I was 14 years old, I stood at my window and watched as a young man ran for his life and another young man calmly stood, aimed and shot him to death. They were both under the age of 25. The following year, my best friend, 15 years old, barely made it to his front door before he collapsed. He had stab wounds over his entire body. In that same year, my brother and I … [Read more...] about At-Risk Young Men in the Bahamas: An Endangered Species?