Archive for June, 2014

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Creatives of the Caribbean Seminar – Washington, D.C.: June 19-20

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Keith Nurse, Executive Director of UWI Consulting Inc., will give the feature address on the topic Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Creatives of the Caribbean Seminar, which will take place in Washington, D.C., June 19-20. The seminar will also see the launch of Issue 4 of Caribbean InTransit’s journal “Cutting Edges: New Media & Creative Entrepreneurship”, guest edited by Dr. Keith Nurse and Alanna Lockward. For further details see: http://caribbeanintransit.com/slide/idb-creatives-of-the-caribbean-festival/

Register Now for the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum – October 8-10, 2014

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum will be held in Trinidad and Tobago from October 8 – 10, 2014. The event will be hosted under the theme  “Human Imagination at Work: Driving Competitiveness, Powering Innovation”. Dr. Keith Nurse, Executive Director of UWI Consulting Inc., will be a main speaker at the event.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information visit: http://competitivenessforum.org/

Launch of the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project – Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monday, June 9th, 2014

The CMIP is a regional initiative to find and nurture the best and brightest Caribbean growth startups in the mobile sector.

The CMIP is an effort of the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) by infoDev, a programme of the World Bank, and is implemented with the funding support of the Government of Canada.  The World Bank is working with a consortium from the University of the West Indies (UWI), which includes the Mona School of Business & Management, Mona Business Support Services and UWI Consulting Inc., as the local partners to implement the programme.

As Caribbean nations increasingly participate in and are linked to the global digital economy, it is important to support the development of a pool of highly-skilled individuals who can build viable mobile app businesses. It takes a range of actors to do this effectively. For that reason, the CMIP will reach out widely to connect Caribbean mobile startups with infoDev’s global network of entrepreneurs, financiers and technology leaders, to help create the next generation of mobile growth entrepreneurs in the region.

The CMIP will provide hands-on training, skills-building and mentorship to developers from across the region, as well as access to investors. UWI will partner with innovation hubs in six Caribbean countries, to ensure startups across the region benefit fully from the program.

CMIP Launch Poster

South-South Diasporas and Remittances: The Trade and Entrepreneurship Dimension

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Dr. Keith Nurse Executive Director of UWI Consulting, presents at the  ACP Observatory on the  South-South Diasporas and Remittances: The Trade and Entrepreneurship Dimension

 

South- South DIasporas & Remittances Powerpoint Presentation

Dr. Keith Nurse presents on “Trade Policies and Global Value Chains”

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Dr. Keith Nurse will participate as a panelist on the topic “Trade Policies and Global Value Chains” in the OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on Global Value Chains, Production Transformation and Development – Plenary Meeting to be held June 5-6, 2014 in  Paris, France.

Presentation by Dr. Keith Nurse to the ACP Observatory on Migration Conference

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Dr. Keith Nurse will present on the topic “South-South Diasporas and Remittances” at the ACP Observatory on Migration Conference. The conference will be held under the theme “South-South migration and development: Discussing new evidence from the ACP Observatory on Migration” and will be  held from June 3 -4 2014 at the ACP Secretariat House in Brussels, Belgium. The conference is being held to wrap up four years of study on South-South migration and development. Dr. Nurse will present to  a  gathering of high level representatives from the ACP Group of States, the European Commission, the UN, the Global Forum on Migration and Development, and national governments, who are all present in Brussels to discuss the findings and implications of the Observatory’s research.

See article: ACP Observatory on Migration Highlights South-South Migration and Development