The first meeting of the ESSC was convened on August 8, 2008 in Barbados. Functions of the CDM Education Sector Sub-Committee are:

  • To provide overall guidance at the education sector level to facilitate the mainstreaming of CDM at the national and regional levels.
  • To facilitate effective coordination and harmonization of CDM implementation at the education sector level
  • To articulate priority CDM results for the sector
  • Provide technical input to harmonize sector work programmes towards the achievement of the prioritized CDM results.
  • Agree on and utilize a mechanism for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on CDM implementation at the sector level
  • Report on progress towards the achievement of results identified in the mainstreaming of CDM at the sector level.
  • Identify challenges and gaps regarding the implementation of CDM at the sector level.
  • Discuss and address any other issue(s) pertinent to the good governance and sustainability of CDM implementation at the sector level.
  • Identify opportunities for inter and intra sectoral linkages to avoid duplication of work and ensure efforts are complimentary.
  • Nurture opportunities for synergies between development partner representatives, participating states, private sector, civil society and other relevant stakeholders responsible for the mainstreaming the enhanced CDM strategy at the sector level.

The CDM Education Sector Sub-Committee comprises the following members:

  1. University of the West Indies (UWI), (Chair)
  2. CARICOM Secretariat
  3. CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ)
  4. Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA)
  5. Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)
  6. University of Guyana (UG)
  7. University of Technology, Jamaica (UT)
  8. H Lavity Stoutt Community College, British Virgin Islands
  9. University of the United States Virgin Islands
  10. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCS)
  11. United States Agency for International Development /Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)
  12. Caribbean Knowledge Learning Network (CKLN)
  13. Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  14. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  15. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  16. United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC)
  17. Technical Representative from Belize
  18. CDERA CU Representative
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