Click here for the agenda of the Colombia Study Tour.Click here for presentations made during the tour.
The seminar targeted officials from national and regional statistical bureaus and policy makers from the ministries of trade and finance. About 60 persons attended the training, and included representatives from national and regional statistical bureaus; ministries of trade and finance; CARICOM Secretariat; the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean; the University of the West Indies; and international development partners. It is clear that one training intervention is not sufficient to address the technical needs of the region with regards to data collection. The underlying goal of the seminar was to use the event as leverage for further work in this area. Under the lead of the CARICOM Secretariat’s Head of Statistics, the participants indicated an intent to request their Member States to take advantage of the technical assistance offered by the WTO to continue capacity strengthening in this area. The ministers of St Lucia and Jamaica also invited the ITC, along with the other participating development partners, to present at the 32nd Council of Trade and Economic Development (COTED) meeting to continue the advocacy work for data collection in the Creative Industries sector before the council of ministers. This meeting took place 18-20 May 2011 in Georgetown, Guyana. ITC and WIPO made presentations on behalf of UNCTAD, WTO, WIPO, and ITC.
Click here for the agenda from the regional training seminar.
Click here for seminar presentations and opening and closing remarks from Minister Mangal.
Click here for video excerpt from the closing press conference.
Each country received two sets of training, one of five days duration and the other of two days. The training focused on three core areas:
Click here for some technical designs of the products to be developed under the training and video excerpts of the training and participants’ feedback.
Click here for web-album showing samples of prototypes.
Click here to view the catalogue on the collection: Contemporary Caribbean Design.
ITC, in collaboration with Caribbean Export, held the project closure workshop in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on 27-28 September. The closing session provided a forum to:
Participants were exposed to various models (both international and from within the Caribbean) of good practices contributing to successful creative enterprises. They also had the opportunity to hear from two key regional institutions, Caribbean Export Development Agency and the CARICOM Secretariat, on these institutions' policy and operational plans for promoting the region's creative industries.
The forum brought together a range of stakeholders from the sector including from sector and business associations, national support institutions, chambers of commerce, academia, and ministries of government.
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Click here for workshop presentations.