Projects and Initiatives

Projects and Iniitatives

  • Photo of CARICOM Single Market Application Processing System (CAPS)

    CARICOM Single Market Application Processing System (CAPS)

    The Document and Workflow Management System (DWMS) is a crucial component of the larger initiative to make the rights under the CSM more accessible and to ensure a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness in the processing of these rights. The system will contribute to the achievement of the full integration of the national markets of Member States of the…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA – Caribbean Festival of Arts

    CARIFESTA – Caribbean Festival of Arts

    The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is a roving multi-disciplinary art festival which has been held in various CARICOM countries since its establishment in 1972. It is  a regional forum where artists, performers and  other  persons in the  field of  culture meet and  exchange  ideas through presentations  of  music, dance, drama, exhibitions on art, sculpture, poetry and  symposia, among others.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

    CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

    The CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme was launched in Saint Lucia in 1993 by the Heads of Government to mark the Twentieth Anniversary of CARICOM and was formally instituted in 1994. Since its inception, the Youth Ambassador Programme has contributed to increased youth knowledge and awareness of CARICOM issues and priorities; has raised the profile of young people at the national…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Exporter Gateway

    Caribbean Exporter Gateway

    Promoting Market Access Facilitation in CARICOM The Caribbean Exporter Gateway (CARIBGATE) provides information on the market access conditions for products traded within the CSME and, for products from CARICOM Member States entering Cuba, Costa Rica or the Dominican Republic. Information on tariffs, Rules of Origin, Non-tariff measures (including SPS requirements, import licences and other duties and charges) and other information,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Single Market and Economy

    CARICOM Single Market and Economy

    CSME stands for CARICOM Single Market & Economy. The CSME Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat is the impementation office which assists the Member States in fulfilling the requirements of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. The Caribbean Free Trade Area (CARIFTA) served as the governing body to remove tariffs and other barriers to intra-regional trade in Goods. In 1973, the CARIFTA agreement was…

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  • Photo of Online company registry among 12 Member States

    Online company registry among 12 Member States

    The purpose of this project is to provide the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and its Member States with a functioning automated data management system for information exchange and networking among the national company registries and the CSME Unit regarding companies and other legal entities by: a) completing the building of a secure regional database network among the company registries in…

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  • Photo of Promoting Agribusiness in the CSME

    Promoting Agribusiness in the CSME

    The Agribusiness Development Programme was implemented as a sub-project within the larger Caribbean Integration Support Programme (CISP), funded under the 9th replenishment of the European Development Fund (EDF). The project aimed at developing a regional agribusiness strategy with the following main components The Agribusiness Development Programme was implemented as a sub-project within the larger Caribbean Integration Support Programme (CISP), funded…

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  • Photo of CARICOM PANCAP-CVC-COIN Multi Country Caribbean Regional Global Fund Project

    CARICOM PANCAP-CVC-COIN Multi Country Caribbean Regional Global Fund Project

    On 16 August 2019, the Board of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria approved a US$6.5 Million Multi-country Caribbean grant for PANCAP-CVC-COIN. The CARICOM Secretariat will serve as the Principal Recipient while PANCAP, CVC and COIN will serve as Sub-Recipients. CARPHA, PAHO and CENESEX in Cuba are Sub-sub-recipients. The grant, titled “Sustainability of services for key populations…

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  • Photo of Capacity Building related to the Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAS) in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries – The Caribbean Hub

    Capacity Building related to the Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAS) in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries – The Caribbean Hub

    Background The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is the Caribbean Hub of the Programme for Capacity Building Related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries, known as the ACP-MEAs Programme. The programme is funded by the European Commission through the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. The United Nations Environment Programme is the…

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  • Photo of Girls in ICT

    Girls in ICT

    International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative backed by all ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Rev. Dubai, 2018), aims to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and car​eers in the growing field of ICTs,​ enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector. International…

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