This month marks the second Regional dialogue hosted by Compete Caribbean. The forum will take place on November 21st and 22nd at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Bridgetown, Barbados.
It will seek to share experiences and lessons learnt from the Compete Caribbean program (CC) and its donors and partners: the Government of Canada, the Department for International Development (DFID/UK), the Inter-American Development Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank.
The event will include key notes speaker from donor organizations, bringing their unique perspective of supporting growth and development in the Caribbean, and will host discussions with beneficiaries and key partners on Compete’s 4 instruments: knowledge production, business climate reform, innovation and inter-firm collaboration/clustering. The event seeks to extract lessons learned in the pursuit of promoting a Caribbean with a resilient business climate and innovative culture.
With the Program coming to a close at the end of the year, the Dialogue will also feature the first look at Compete Caribbean II- the next iteration of the multi-donor private sector development program that will continue its focus on business climate reform, promoting innovation amongst private sector actors and creating knowledge at country and regional level with the CARIFORUM states.