by Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen & Siobhan Pangerl More than one-quarter of the world’s 7.3 billion people are between the ages of 10 and 24, according to a recent UN Population Fund Report. That means there are more than 1.8 billion youth—a historic high—who are actively looking for a job or will be soon. For the most part, developing countries are on the receiving end of … [Read more...] about No skills = no jobs: Building the skillsets of unemployed youth in the Caribbean
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Rich discussion at the V Caribbean Civil Society Forum
Photo credit by Kerneisha Beckles - Dr. David Bratt and Mr. Ian Ho-A-Shu On May 27, a cross section of Civil Society Representatives from the Caribbean came together to participate in the IDB’s Fifth Caribbean Civil Society Meeting, held at the Hyatt Regency in Trinidad. This year’s theme was ‘Social Innovation’ and highlighted some of the most pressing issues affecting the … [Read more...] about Rich discussion at the V Caribbean Civil Society Forum
What do you mean by “Caribbean” anyway?
Ironically, while thoroughly entertaining myself elbow-deep in Guyanese pepper-pot, I received a work request over the weekend to address the issue of Caribbean identity. I also became aware of a heated on-going debate on our blog as to how we should define and boundary the concept of “the Caribbean” – past colonial affiliations; imaginary lines in the deep blue sea; economic … [Read more...] about What do you mean by “Caribbean” anyway?
Is there something wrong with the Caribbean?
This blog is the second in our series of five blogs on economic stagnation in the Caribbean. Our first blog “Smallness hurts, but does it constrain growth?” showed that, while smallness creates several economic problems, it does not constrain growth. With that as a starting point, in this post we illustrate two important ways in which the Caribbean stands … [Read more...] about Is there something wrong with the Caribbean?
40 Famous Pop Culture Personalities of Caribbean Descent: It May Surprise You…
Maybe you already knew, maybe you didn't. The Caribbean Community has been exporting creative and intellectual talent to and growing talent within the U.S. for many decades. Let’s take a closer look at 40 famous Capitol Hill change-makers, Hollywood royalty, and some others in-between, whom you may not have known were of Caribbean descent. We left out the athletes … [Read more...] about 40 Famous Pop Culture Personalities of Caribbean Descent: It May Surprise You…