Archive for May, 2015

REPORT: Trade, Climate Change and environment challenges and opportunities in the Caribbean region

Monday, May 25th, 2015

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in partner with UWI Consulting Inc. wish to share with you a recently published report on the topic of Trade, Climate Change and environment challenges and opportunities in the Caribbean region. The report provides an overview of the linkages between trade policy, climate change and environmental sustainability within the context of the Caribbean region:

“The impacts of climate change (CC) are those which may have influenced not only the ecology of the Caribbean, but also its economic and trading activities. In this regard, climate change can impact on the efficiency of domestic production as well as international competitiveness. In efforts to adapt and mitigate climate change related problems, additional stress may be placed on, or deplete available natural resources. The Caribbean’s contribution to this phenomenon has been minimal however. Characterised by concentrated economies as well as fragile terrestrial and maritime ecosystems, unsustainable actions have had an impact on degrading the region’s environment (Edwin Laurent, 2013)… This is examined through various areas identified such as international transport and tourism, trade policy and the green agenda, economic diversification as well as sustainable energy.”

View Report at: http://www.academia.edu/12370174/Trade_Policy_and_Climate_Change_in_the_Caribbean_Key_Issues_and_Perspectives

UWIC Consortium Awarded JSAT Contract

Monday, May 25th, 2015

A Consortium comprising UWI Consulting Inc., B&S Europe (Lead)  and Particip GmbH  has been awarded the contract to provide project management support and build the capacity of the Ministries of National Security and Justice, and to support INDECOM to ensure the efficient implementation of the Justice Security, Accountability and Transparency (JSAT) Project.

The overall objective of the project is to improve the standard of living and quality of life of Jamaican citizens by strengthening governance and oversight, with particular regard to the functioning of the security and justice systems.

The Project officially commenced on January 26, 2015, with the arrival of Team Leader/Project Manager, Mr. Paul Leclercq. Mr. Damien Bruel, the Procurement Expert, joined the Team on February 16, 2015.

The JSAT Project is being financed through grant-funding provided by the European Union, and the Planning Institute of Jamaica is the National Authorising Office (NAO) managing the Project’s execution.

UWIC joins Consortium with international firms to implement World Bank’s Accelerate Caribbean Programme

Monday, May 25th, 2015

UWI Consulting Inc., in consortium with IMC Worldwide Ltd (IMC), KoltaiCo, and BCSI has been contracted to implement the Accelerate Caribbean Programme.

Accelerate Caribbean was designed by infoDev as part of its Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC), funded by the Government of Canada.

The programme is aimed at making great business enablers even greater, through a tailored package of training and mentorship.

Business enablers, as is used within this context, refer to existing organizations or new consortia of organizations which provide entrepreneurs and start-ups with various types of support and motivation. This support might take the form of training; seed capital; professional advisory services; technology and workspace; or events and networking opportunities.

Accelerate Caribbean will soon be launching a 12-month Business Incubation Clinic for 10 enablers competitively selected from across the region. The clinic will match each enabler with an internationally renowned entrepreneurship mentor who will provide bi-weekly, one-on-one coaching and advice, in addition to the opportunity to benefit from infoDev’s Business Incubation Management Training Program.

Mentoring will take place both face-to-face and virtually. In addition to a tailored support program, each enabler will also take part in mentor-led online workshops for all clinic participants. This will bring like-minded enablers from the region together and support peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities for all the selected enablers.

To learn more, visit the Accelerate Caribbean’s website at http://acceleratecaribbean.com/about. You may also follow us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/acceleratecaribbean

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Business Incubation Management Training- Barbados

Friday, May 22nd, 2015