Strengthening Cooperation Between African & Caribbean States: “Facing the Challenges, Creating Solutions”

by March 15, 2024

The PJ Patterson Institute for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy at The UWI presents Strengthening Cooperation Between African & Caribbean States: “Facing the Challenges, Creating Solutions”


9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | OPENING SESSION
Locating the PJ Patterson Institute for Africa Caribbean Advocacy within the Global Space

Professor Anthony Bogues, Chair
Welcome and Opening Statement


Senator, Dr the Hon Dana Morris, Minister without Portfolio, Office of the Prime Minister, with oversight of Skills and Digital Transformation

The Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados
Advancing Africa Caribbean Cooperation

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria
Linking The Caribbean and Africa

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, The UWI
Statement on the role of the UWI in advancing the collective interests of Africa and the Caribbean

The Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, Statesman-In-Residence
Statement on the work of the PJ Patterson Institute for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy


11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. | COFFEE BREAK.
Viewing of 1st in the Africa Caribbean Reasoning Series


11:50 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | SESSION 1
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies: Opportunities for Africa and the Caribbean

Ms Sandrea Maynard, PVC Global Affairs, The UWI, Moderator
The UWI’s role as Lead on SDG 13

Professor Michael Taylor, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Mona
Outcomes of COP 28 and its relevance to Africa and the Caribbean

Dr Adeoye Akinola, Head of Research and Teaching, Institute for Pan-African Thought & Conversation, University of Johannesburg
Climate Mitigation & Resilience: The South Africa Story

H.E. Dr Carla Barnett, Secretary-General, Caribbean Community
Policy Perspectives: Mitigation Strategies

1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Session 2
Information Technology and Innovation

Professor Paulette Ramsay, Research Fellow, PJ Patterson Institute for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy, (Moderator)
Statement on Information Technology and Innovation

Mrs Nichole Case – Chief Information Officer, Grace Kennedy Group
Lessons learned from Information Technology to increase growth and efficiencies: The GK Experience

Professor Mammo Muchie, DST/NRF Research Professor – Department of Industrial Engineering – Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, Tshwane University of Technology
The Role of Information Technology – The Driver of Innovation

Dr Didacus Jules, Director General, OECS
Information, Technology & Innovation: Opportunities for Partnerships


2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.| CLOSING REMARKS
Professor Anthony Bogues

2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | RECEPTION