Tag Archives: education

Tideworks, UMIP, MIT-Panama and CMU Formalize Agreement to Strengthen Professional Technical Maritime Education


PANAMA CITY & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 12, 2018–Tideworks Technology, Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, today at the Terminal Operators Conference (TOC) Americas announced the signing of a letter of intent for academic collaboration between Tideworks, International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP), Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) of Jamaica, and Manzanillo International Terminal-Panamá, S.A. (MIT).

The agreement among these principal organizations is to pursue their mutual interest in strengthening professional technical maritime education in the region, which plays a significant role in maritime trade. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) ranked…

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UWI, IDB partnership to offer more online education to Caribbean


The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are partnering to bring more online learning to citizens across the Caribbean region and the world.

IDB data shows a significant demand in the English-speaking Caribbean for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) content.

Previous Caribbean-focused MOOCs offered through the IDB’s delivery platform, EdX, recorded a total enrolment of over 11,000 students over the period 2014-2018, with highest participation from countries including Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Belize, Barbados, and the Bahamas.

The UWI IDB partnership explores opportunities to cooperate on the development of joint MOOCs; translation of existing Bank MOOCs from Spanish to English with Caribbean content and assessment of selected…

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Black Millennial Voters: The Future of Education Is On The Ballot This Year


Cathy Cohen is the principal investigator and founder of Gen Forward Survey—a nationally representative survey of over 1750 young adults ages 18-34. The survey, which is conducted bi-monthly, pays special attention to how race and ethnicity shape how respondents experience and think about the world. “The research from the GenForward Survey is an opportunity to insert the preferences and political beliefs into the national discourse,” said Cohen. “I hope politicians and average citizens will recognize that African American millennials have a clearly defined research agenda that includes improving public education as much as it includes challenging and ending racism and police brutality.  There is no monolithic millennial generation,” she continued.

This year’s Gen Forward…

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Antigua and Barbuda to host Inter-American Ministerial meeting on Education


Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Michael Browne

Antigua and Barbuda will host the Tenth Inter-American Meeting of Education Ministers in July 2019.

This was confirmed today at a meeting of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development at the Organisation of American States in Washington, DC.

The bid to host the meeting was successfully negotiated by the Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Education, Michael Browne, in February this year, with the formal offer and acceptance taking place today.

Speaking at the Council meeting, Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador, Sir Ronald Sanders, told the other 33 assembled Ambassadors and other delegates that “Antigua and Barbuda places immense value on the role of education”.

He explained that the countries of the…

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Harnessing the digital potential to drive higher education transformation in Africa


Science and Education Ministers from many African countries, over  85 Vice Chancellors from universities across Africa as well as key scientists from across the world came together for the  Sixth African Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Biennial Conference  during 22nd -26th October 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya for discussing ideas for  “Aligning African Universities to accelerate attainment of Africa’s Agenda 2063” . The meetings were hosted by the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Education and 12 RUFORUM member universities in Kenya. 

Dr. Suchith Anand was invited as lead speaker to address on the topic of  “Harnessing the digital potential to drive  higher education transformation in Africa” . He shared ideas on GeoForAll and called upon…

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Caribbean news: Climate change, education, wildlife + more


PICTURED: Jamaica Education Minister Ruel Reid

UAE SUPPORT FOR STORM PROJECTS

THE UNITED Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed that it will provide $34.5m (£26.5m) in grants for renewable energy projects in the Caribbean built to withstand Category 5 hurricanes. UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, said: “Hurricanes Irma and Maria were a wake-up call for us.”

OECD ‘GOLDEN PASSPORT’ ADVICE

THE ORGANISATION for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has advised a number of countries offering citizen- ship by investment schemes to ask additional questions of applicants to make sure that the process is not used as a tool to hide assets from tax authorities. The…

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