(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Strategic Plan for the Community, approved by CARICOM Heads at their 35th Regular Meeting in Antigua and Barbuda July 1-4 2014, identifies eight integrated Strategic Priorities for the Community over the five-year period, 2015-2019, and key areas of interventions for each.
The integrated Strategic Priorities are: Building Economic Resilience; Social Resilience; Environmental Resilience; Technological Resilience; Strengthening the CARICOM Identity and Spirit of Community; and Strengthening Community Governance, along with Coordinated Foreign Policy, and Research and Development and Innovation.
The CARICOM Heads also endorsed the Secretary General’s Top Priorities for the next five-year period and the arrangements to be put in place across the Region to enable implementation, taking into account the resource limitations, both human and financial, across the implementing agents.
The priority areas of focus are:
Accelerate implementation and use of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)
Introduce measures for macro-economic stabilization
Build competitiveness and unleash key economic drivers to transition to Growth and Generate Employment
Human Capital Development
Advance Health and Wellness
Enhance Citizens Security and Justice
Climate Adaptation and Mitigation, and Disaster Mitigation and Management
Develop the single, secure ICT space
Deepen Foreign Policy coordination (to support strategic repositioning of CARICOM and desired outcomes
Public Education, Public Information and Advocacy
Reform of the CARICOM Secretariat, the Organs, Bodies, Institutions and Governance Arrangements