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Forum on the Future of the Caribbean

The Forum on the Future of the Caribbean is the first of its kind in the Caribbean.
The forum brings together political leaders, academia, private sector leaders, young shapers, civil society and policymakers to engage in a vigorous debate and discussion under the theme of "Disruptive Thinking. Bold Action. Practical Outcomes" 

The Commonwealth Secretariat will host Session 3 on day 2 of the forum: 'Building the Resilience of Small States: A Strategic Vision for the Caribbean 2050'. Download one page agenda

The Caribbean region faces numerous economic, social and environmental challenges that threaten its long term sustainable development. In a world of rapidly emerging global processes, Caribbean competitiveness calls for the creation of a new convergence framework and innovative solutions to tackle these demands.

Exciting and unexpected solutions must be found to reignite growth and address financial difficulties whilst balancing the social and environmental needs of all constituents.

Regional and international leaders will gather from 5 to 7 May to address these challenges to development and identify strategies for securing a sustainable Caribbean future.

Key themes of the forum include:

  • Capturing the ambitions of the region
  • Embracing Caribbean convergence
  • Shaping a new global compact through diplomacy
  • Tackling poverty and inequality
  • Advocating innovative financing solutions

Caribbean Heads of Government and international thought leaders from the US, Nigeria, Malta, the United Kingdom and Chile are expected to be among those present at the event.

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