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Heads of CARICOM Institutions Endorse Communications Plan

September 2014
The end of August saw a number of Communications Operatives from CARICOM agencies coming together for the first time. Meeting virtually, they considered Communication, which was identified as a critical enabler and one of the top priorities in the implementation of the CARICOM Five Year Stretegic Plan. Attending on behalf of the CKLN was Colleen Wint, Communications and International Relations Manager.
One of the critical objectives of the meeting was to lay the groundwork for a communications proposal to present to the Heads of CARICOM Institutions. The CARICOM representatives presented the outcomes of the innaugural Communications meeting to the heads of institutions on September 15, 2014. This resulted in a very lively, positive and productive discussion with heads of Institutions, who enthusiastically endorsed the key recommendations, including the establishment of an ongoing network of Communications operatives, much greater co-ordination and collaboration, shared planning of Communications priorities and the need for consistent co-branding.

JREN - CKLN to Host Campus Security Videoconference

 October 2014

CKLN is collaborating with the Jamaica National Reserach and Education Network, JREN, to host a videoconferecne on Campus security and personal safety at 9.00 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the University of Technology (UTech), Kingston, Jamaica.

At least eight (8) other Caribbean countries will be joining the conference using C@ribNET and will host security representatives of various universities and colleges from across the Region. This is an opportunity to engage with relevant and high-profile panelists in sharing lessons learned and best practices in campus security and student and faculty personal safety.

The overall objective of the video-conference is to stimulate the establishment of a Community of Practice among campus security professionals across the Region, leveraging C@ribNET and its NRENs in providing solutions to the many challenges involved in securing campus security and student and faculty personal safety.


Development of a Caribbean Disaster Database Portal

The CKLN is pleased to partner with Disaster Risk Management (DRM) professionals in a Sub-Committee to spearhead the development of a Caribbean Disaster Database Portal.

JREN Supporting Security App for Colleges

Addressing crime, one phone at a time – this is the innovative approach of a group of young entrepreneurs in Jamaica who have developed an app called CrimeBot. They shared their initiative earlier this year at EduVision 2014 using the national R&E network, JREN (Jamaica Research and Education Network).