UWI Vice-Chancellor meets with CDB President on Caribbean Post-COVID Economy

Deeply concerned about the combination of public health, financial and climate crises currently facing the Caribbean, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is advancing the discourse on solutions with regional stakeholders.

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

According to UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, “It is a time like no other in modern history and it calls for urgent measures to stimulate economic diversification, job creation, enhanced competitiveness and human development for more inclusive and resilient societies.”

On Thursday 12 August, 2021, Vice-Chancellor Beckles, will lead a discussion with the new President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Gene Leon, alongside senior UWI executives, student leaders and representatives from the public and private sectors who serve on various UWI committees.

This forum is the first of a series of engagements which seeks to strengthen alignment between the strategic priorities of the Caribbean region’s development bank and the region’s leading university, in support of innovative solutions, new development approaches and large-scale investments in the economic, digital and social transformations that are critical to the Caribbean’s post-COVID recovery.