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MOU signing to strengthen UWI

December 11th, 2021

A renewed partnership between the University of the West Indies and the Inter-American Development Bank should help the institution tackle current and future challenges.

A memorandum of understanding to start this new phase has been signed by the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Mauricio Claver-Carone.

Speaking at the UWI regional headquarters in Jamaica, Professor Beckles noted the agreement strengthens the institution’s ability to tackle the socio-economic and environmental issues affecting the Caribbean.

Meanwhile Mr. Claver-Carone says there is need for a creative recovery from COVID-19 within the Caribbean and not just financing.

He believes UWI is key in providing the opportunities for young individuals to exhibit their productivity within the region.

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