Caribbean Diaspora Skills Directory CIC

Overwhelming support

The overwhelming support from the Diaspora to the Caribbean region in education, health, community and charitable support, youth and sports and economic development, to name a few, is quite substantial.

Overall, the Caribbean Diaspora alone accounts for a significant percentage of the GDP of many Caribbean islands.


WHO WE ARE

The Caribbean Diaspora Skills Directory CIC (Community Interest Company) was set up to coordinate a project to harness the professional skills of the Caribbean Diaspora to provide support, contacts and networks as a resource for the Caribbean. Phase one of the project is aimed at preparing a directory to serve as a valuable database in times of natural disaster.

The project grew from discussions at a 2016 conference on ‘Caribbean 2030’, sponsored by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI), the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Wilton Park, an Executive Agency of FCO, the UK-based Caribbean Council and the Jamaica National Foundation. Some of the participants met regularly in the subsequent year to fine tune the idea of a professional skills base which would serve the Caribbean, its Diaspora and organisations interested in the Caribbean.

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The Team

Debbie Ransome

Bertram Leon

Director at the Caribbean Diaspora Skills Directory CIC

Director at the Caribbean Diaspora Skills Directory CIC

The Caribbean Diaspora Skills Directory CIC (Community Interest Company) harnessing the professional skills of the Caribbean Diaspora to provide support, contacts and networks as a resource for the Caribbean

Daniel Mullings

Technology Adviser

The Caribbean Diaspora Skills Directory CIC

Set up to harness the professional skills and talents of the Caribbean Diaspora to provide support, contacts and networks as a resource for the Caribbean region.