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UWI-CCfC Hosts Workshops on Building Technical Capacity in Cluster Mapping

For Release Upon Receipt - June 1, 2012

St. Augustine

The Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness (CCfC) will host a workshop on ‘Building Technical Capacity in Cluster Mapping’ from Monday July 9 to Friday July 13, 2012. The workshop will be held at the Institute of Critical Thinking, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

This event represents the first in a series of workshops geared toward building the region’s collective capacity in competitiveness. Participants will understand cluster mapping methodology, appreciate the potential this tool offers governments for both regional and national development, and engage in a simulated mapping exercise.  

Professor Emiliano Dutch, CEO of The Cluster Competitiveness Group, INC (COMPETITIVENESS) will facilitate the workshop. It is open to persons currently working in the areas of competitiveness; business development; economic growth and development; entrepreneurship and innovation. Workshop applicants should be interested in doing further research and analysis on regional competitiveness and have a working knowledge of the business, institutional and policy landscape of economies in the Caribbean Region.

Deadline for submission of applications is June 01, 2012. To register, please complete the application form (approved by the Applicant’s Head) and return to the CCfC. All applications must be accompanied by an Overview of Academic and Professional Qualifications. The CCfC shall respond to applicants no later than June 12, 2012.  

A USD$100 Registration fee and USD$1400 workshop fee (includes Meals and workshop materials for 5 days) will apply. Participants are expected to bring along laptops (re: individual work) for the duration of the workshop.   

For this workshop, the CCfC offers a limited number of scholarships to UWI participants which will cover workshop fees. For non-locals, scholarships will also cover accommodation, meals and ground transportation.   

Participants are also encouraged to also participate in the CCfC’s follow up workshop; “Global Value Chain analysis” to be held in October 2012, and delivered by Duke University’s Centre for Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness.

For more information please contact the Secretariat at 224-3715 or 662-2002 Ext 83938, 84134, 84135 or via email at


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