CARICOM HRD 2030 Strategy

The development of the Human Resource Development 2030 Strategy will continue to move forward with the hosting of a workshop in June 2017.

The forum, titled ‘HRD 2030 Strategy Regional Framework for Action Planning Workshop’, was held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel in Georgetown on Tuesday May 30 – Thursday June 1, 2017.  The event was organised by the CARICOM Secretariat and HRD Commission with facilitators being technical staff from the Secretariat. The HRD Commission included a group of experts from across the Region and are responsible for developing policy recommendations for education reform in CARICOM Member States.

The workshop was administered in the form of a modular course which is expected to lead to developing transformational change initiatives, corresponding actions and mobilisation for change. Its purpose is to formulate a Regional Framework for Action that will implement the recently approved CARICOM HRD 2030 Strategy. Participants were selected from four groups that included Member States, Regional Institutions, International Development Partners and Private Sector/Civil Society Organisations.  Seventy six persons were invited from 15 Member States, five Associate Members, International Development Partners in education and several regional institutions in education and business.

The CARICOM Secretariat and the Human Resource Development Commission  have hosted a series of national consultations across the Region in the quest to develop a strategy that will shape the future of the Region’s education and human resources. Consultations have been held in Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Belize, The Bahamas, Jamaica and the Associate Members.  For the OECS, consultations were held in Saint Lucia with representation from the Eastern Caribbean Member States.

The HRD Strategy, is intended to form the basis for converged action by Member States. A launch of the HRD Commission was held in May 2016 in Barbados.