The ‘I AM CARICOM’ Campaign is a Caribbean Community publicity initiative aimed at increasing the visibility and understanding of CARICOM among citizens of the Community. As one of the 23 regional institutions, CARDI will be participating in this campaign through the implementation of a series of activities. Among those planned is the launch of the ‘I AM CARICOM’ photo frame for social media, interviews with staff on what CARICOM means to them and a series of promotional and interactive activities designed to showcase CARDI’s contribution to the regional development agenda. Also, the Institute will continue to support the development of the Community’s results-focused Strategic Plan 2020+. Development of the plan is ongoing, with consultations being held across the community with a range of stakeholders.
Targeting a wide range of stakeholders, the campaign aims to assist citizens of the Community and beyond, to locate themselves within the CARICOM construct; institutions, governance structure, policies and plans and to take ownership and participate fully in the regional integration development agenda.
CARDI is the only regional agricultural research organisation identified in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. The Institute was established on December 5th 1974 by the governments of 12 member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to. It is headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago and now has representation in 14 countries including the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas, who became members in 2014 and 2016 respectively. CARDI currently serves a collective population of just over 6.2 million.
You can get updates on the IamCARICOM Campaign @ https://today.caricom.org/tag/iamcaricom/