UWI STAT Representing Regionally and Internationally

UWI STAT Representing Regionally and Internationally

UWI STAT was invited by the Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC) to participate in the  6th Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit. Ambassadors from the Mona and St. Augustine UWI STAT Corps participated, as well as Alumni Ambassadors.

The Summit, held from January 21 – 23, 2020, the Hyatt Regency and Conference Center in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, had the theme “Promoting Economic Empowerment- Building Synergies Towards Sustainable Development”.

The Summit focused on the development of a framework for active youth participation and to accentuate the role of young people as strategic development partners in creating sustainable solutions to development challenges, especially through; digitization and technological innovation, and active participation in the labour market.

Celia Davidson Francis, the Director of the Regional UWI STAT Corps, is delighted that the UWI STAT Corps was involved in working towards crafting a youth-centred action and advocacy agenda.

While in Trinidad, the President of the Mona Corps, Shamar Wedderburn and the Vice President of CARICOM and Regional Integration, Mr. James Peart  represented the University and Mona at the Summit. They were able to meet with the Deputy Mayor of Port of Spain, an Alumni Ambassador himself and  also met with H.E. Arthur Williams, Jamaica's High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago where they discussed regional integration and many other things. They paid a courtesy call on the Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States, H.E. Ambassador June Soomer, and had an amazing session with her and also had meetings with the St. Augustine Corps which is led by President Ruth Bethel, who also attended the Summit.  

Additionally, the following Alumni Ambassadors represented UWI STAT and their countries at the Summit: 

Franz George -Alumni ambassador Mona 

Sheriece Noel- Alumni Ambassador & former Cave hill President 

Lacey-Ann Bartley- Alum Ambassador - Mona Corps 

Prunella Mungroo- Alum Ambassador & former UWISTAT St.Augustine President 

Asha-Gaye Cowell - Alum Ambassador & former UWISTAT Mona President 

Tijani Christian - Alumni Ambassador & former UWISTAT Mona president 

Maurice Burke - Alumni ambassador St. Augustine 

INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION 

The current Deputy Vice President of CARICOM for the UWI STAT Mona Corps, David Thomas, also represented the University and the Mona Campus at the Global Goals Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Global Goal Summit is the youth conference that connects aspiring young future leaders with international speakers from Global Goals experts, lecturers to youth changemakers from different backgrounds. The Global Goals Youth Summit, is a place where young leaders from various countries can develop their Global Goals values, make a global impact and take action as Changemakers. David was inaugurated as a 2020 Global Action Ambassador and won the prize for best SDGs Idea pitch.

 

 

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