The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was Wednesday due to begin region-wide consultations on identifying priorities and overhauling the Guyana-based regional headquarters, the Secretariat said in a statement.
The pilot of national consultations on a Five-Year Strategic Plan for CARICOM, regarded as a critical aspect of reforming the regional integration movement, is slated to be held in
The consultations will be conducted by the Change Facilitation team based at the Caricom headquarters in conjunction with Ambassador Robert Morris,
“The 5-year strategic plan for the Community will, among other things, identify the priority areas of focus for the Community and guide the restructuring of the Secretariat. Even while awaiting the completion of the Strategic Plan, the Secretary-General has begun some corporate reforms within the Secretariat,” CARICOM said.
The recruitment of a Change Facilitation team emanated from the discussions of region loeaders in
Caricom leaders approved the outline of the Strategic Plan at their Inter Sessional Meeting held in
The consultations in Member States will include stakeholder groups including Heads of Government, Leaders of the Opposition, Members of Parliament, representatives of Business, Labour, Youth and other civil society groups, CARICOM Institutions and other key organizations with headquarters in the
These consultations are intended to address the Vision,
The consultations in
The facilitation team which has a three-year mandate is being assisted with resources from the Government of the