Description/achievement of initiative
The general objective of the project is to assist the small island developing states of the Caribbean in meeting their commitments under the Mauritius Strategy for further implementation of the SIDS Programme of Action (MSI) in the Caribbean. The specific objective is to equip the Caribbean SIDS with a centralised, effective and dedicated mechanism for the co-ordination of sustainable human development initiatives in the Caribbean sub-region with a view to streamlining resource use, reducing duplication and promoting coordination, planning and information-sharing nationally and regionally.
In pursuit of these objectives, the project will consist of the following three components: (i) establishment of the Project Implementation Unit/RCM Secretariat; (ii) institutional strengthening and capacity-building of the Caribbean SIDS; and (iii) meetings of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).-
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
The institutional sustainability of the RCM will be determined on the basis of the results of an independent evaluation of the project's effectiveness and impact to be carried out in January 2009. The financial sustainability of the project, on the other hand, will be achieved through contributions of the Governments serviced by the RCM to its operating costs on the basis of a formula to be agreed to by the participating Governments. In the latter context, the project will finance the services of an international consultant to prepare a resource mobilisation strategy, including a formula for the payment of Government contributions, for the consideration of the Inter-Governmental Council.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Jointly with CARICOM and through the ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean. A PIU will be set up.
CARICOM and CDCC