Are CARICOM governments involved in CKLN?
In May 2004, the CKLN Project was presented to CARICOM Heads at the 15th Intercessional Meeting in St. Kitts & Nevis. The Project was fully endorsed by the Meeting, with Heads taking oversight responsibility and sponsoring its development. The Prime Minister of Grenada and Head responsible for Science and Technology, Dr. the Honourable Keith Mitchell was asked to lead the Project on behalf of the region and provide supervisory responsibility. The CARICOM Secretariat was mandated to assist in securing the funding for the implementation of the Project.
How is CKLN funded?
CKLN project works are funded by regional and international donor contributions from the World Bank, the European Union, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Organisation of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and supported by contributions from CARICOM member governments.
As CKLN continues to implement its activities to enable the region to be connected to the knowledge economies of the world, additional donor funding will be required.