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About CKLNA

The Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network Agency (CKLNA) is an inter-governmental agency of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM. 

CKLNA is the Caribbean's first regional research and education network (REN) organisation and it is a member of  the global community of research and education networks..

Having satisfied the mandated by the Heads of Government of CARICOM to build a broadband fibre optic network called C@ribNET, connecting CARICOM member states and enabling connection to the rest of the world, CKLNA's mission is to help support the development of national research and education network (NREN) organisations in CARICOM member states.

CKLNA continues to provide the infrastructure for these NRENs to connect to one another and to other NRENs around the world in support of collaborative research and education, knowledge sharing, functional cooperation and the development of science, technology and innovation in country.

CARICOM agreed The Caribbean Knowledge Learning Network Agency be established as an institution of the CARICOM, pursuant to Article 21 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas establishing the Caribbean Community including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy.
 
“The CKLNA is staffed by competent, well regarded technical, professional and administrative employees who take their responsibilities seriously and are dedicated to the organization.” (European Union Evaluation of the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN-1), 2010). See the The Management Team , the Governance Structure and the CKLN Legal Status, Council & Board of Directors
 
CKLN is headquartered in St. George's, the capital of Grenada, in the Eastern Caribbean.
 
Funding 
CKLN activities  have been funded by regional and international donor contributions including the European Union, the World Bank, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Organisation of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and by contributions from CARICOM member governments.