The African and Caribbean Diaspora have an important role in the extension of the homeland, such reality is a strategic resource for a social and development change; diasporas contribute to the development as development collective actors, business entrepreneurs and skilled professionals.
The establishment of the Centre for Caribbean Diaspora Engagement (CCDE) and its affiliate institution at the University of Liberia would strategically harness and facilitate two-way exchanges and engagements between the Caribbean/Africa and their Diasporas. The focus of the CCDE is on Diaspora Groups’ engagement for sustainable development. The overarching objective of the CCDE and its affiliate in Africa is to deepen and enhance the institutional framework within which Caribbean and African countries and key stakeholders relate to Diasporas and the diasporic community.
The objectives of the CCDE will also support and promote the EC’s crosscutting objectives to (a) safeguard the environment and pro-actively address the challenges of Climate Change; (b) uphold a rights-based approach, and (c) promote gender equality, the interests of persons with disability, and indigenous peoples.
The specific objectives of the CCDE, to be established at The University of Guyana, with a collaborative affiliate at the University of Liberia is: