Archive for August, 2014

Win up to US$15,000 in the Green Youth Innovators Contest!

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Are you a young innovator?

Are you a citizen of Latin America and the Caribbean?

Are you passionate about climate change?

If so, there is an opportunity for you. For more information visit the link below:,16125.html

Manager- Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP)

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Position:                                              Manager

Project:                                                Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP)    

Deadline                                             September 5, 2014 at 05:00 pm (GMT -5)


UWI Consortium, partnering as UWI Consulting Inc., (lead partner) and the University of the West Indies (UWI), has been selected by infoDev-World Bank to act as a Mobile Innovation Coordinator (MIC) to manage the 5-Year, Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP) in 14 CARICOM Community countries within the framework of Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC). The network of countries will have six mHubs and eight virtual links to deliver the annual project activities.


The  manager will coordinate the implementation, execution and expansion of the regional Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP) across at least 6 partner Caribbean countries. The manager has the responsibility for providing managerial leadership to the overall project including its technical and administrative activities. He/She is also responsible for acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third party consultants in order to deliver project deliverables according to plan and to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.


Please send a CV and a covering letter indicating your suitability for this assignment and your proposal on how to conduct it, to UWI Consulting Inc. ( Make sure to write the following on your Subject line: “Application for Manager – Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project


The deadline to apply is September 5, 2014, 05:00 PM, GMT-5.

Download full ToR here: Final TOR for CMIP Project Manager_07Dec2014

UWI Consulting’s Executive Director, Dr. Keith Nurse, presents at the Sixth Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities

Monday, August 11th, 2014

The VI Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities will be held from August 12 to 13, 2014 in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  The meeting will be held at the Karibe Hotel.

This   Culture Ministerial Meeting is expected to present the appropriate platform  to   strengthen cooperation and exchange views on the proposed central theme Cultural Interdependence in the Context of Globalization, and will focus on the following three sub-themes:

  • Cultural entrepreneurship: A tool for innovation and social inclusion;
  • Local development through culture; and
  • Strengthening inter-sectoral linkages:  tourism and culture

Dr. Keith Nurse, UWI Consulting’s Executive Director, will present on the topic of Creative Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion.