The University of the West Indies (UWI) Consortium has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP) under EPIC Trust Fund, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
Description of the consulting services (“the Services”)
CMIP is a two-tiered partnership approach to support growth-oriented mobile apps businesses in the region. The CMIP aims (1) to strengthen the Caribbean mobile innovation ecosystem and (2) to enable sustainable and competitive mobile enterprises to grow through a number of regional and local activities that will target early stage innovators and guide them to market readiness. The desired outcome is the creation of a regional pool of high-growth potential mobile start-ups with the capacity to release their apps to the market and raise additional capital to grow. CMIP is a part of a $20M Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) funded by the Government of Canada.
This REOI concerns the selection of the mobile application hubs (mHubs) – local implementation partners in up to six Caribbean islands. The Caribbean mHubs will be expected to implement a specific set of the CMIP annual activities on their respective islands, over four time cycles. The contract will cover operations, programs, and implementation.
See full REOI here: CMIP mHubs Final REOI Final
See full TOR here:CMIP mHubs Final ToRs (2)
Dr. Keith Nurse, Executive Director of UWI Consulting and WTO Chair at UWI discusses “Aid for Trade and Export Diversification in the Caribbean” in the WTO Chairs video that highlights the case studies from the edited volume entitled “Connecting to Global Markets”. The chapter on the Caribbean is co-authored with Ginelle Greene, M&E Specialist GIZ Barbados.
To see the video: http://www.wto.org/library/flashvideo/video_e.htm?id=223
Keith Nurse, UWI Executive Director and UWI/WTO Chair will participate in the day long conference highlighting new media approaches at The New School in New York on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Keith is the executive producer of the 50 minute documentary, Forward Home – The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora, which will be screened at the Theresa Lang student center. For further info check out @Creatively Speaking Film Series on Facebook.
Developing countries and emerging economies have played an ever-expanding role in world trade flows in recent decades but they still face a number of constraints in connecting to global markets. In this volume, members of the WTO’s academic network in developing countries — the WTO Chairs Programme — identify major challenges in their respective countries and how to overcome them.
To view video/web casting clink on the following link WTO- Case studies Video/webcasting
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Connecting to global markets
Challenges and opportunities: case studies presented by WTO chair-holders
UWI Consulting presents the screening of the documentary film entitled Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora, to be followed by a brief question and answer session and cocktails. The film was produced by Dr Keith Nurse, Executive Director of UWI Consulting and looks at the Diasporic Economy. It reveals the economic power of Caribbean transnational communities, showcasing the experiences of Diasporic peoples who straddle the dual worlds of Caribbean Homelands and Global Cities as tourists, travelers and entrepreneurs, and the organizations that make these relationships work. Read more