The WINDS-Caribe project aimed at deepening strategic R&D cooperation between Europe and the Caribbean by building a multinational and multi-stakeholder community involving relevant R&D European and Caribbean actors (researchers, policy makers, users) and by identifying common needs, research issues and opportunities for cooperative R&D between the two regions, setting the basis for the formulation of a common strategy for future research.
The project activities:
WINDS-Caribe identified key R&D issues on which to focus EU-Caribbean cooperation, and key actors from the Caribbean that shall be involved in EU ICT research
WINDS-Caribe guaranteed that information on European R&D is promoted to a large number of research, policy and practice actors in the Caribbean
WINDS-Caribe organized three research conferences in the Caribbean, and a final Seminar in Brussels
WINDS-Caribe established a sustainable open consultation process that will lead to a consensus-based roadmap for future R&D in a EU-Caribbean collaboration perspective
The Project team has consulted the Advisory Board on issues of project supervision on an ad hoc basis, if considered necessary. In addition, the Project team informed the Advisory Board at regular intervals about the project progress.
The project Advisory Board provided strategic advice to the project consortium and was composed by the following key experts in ICT research:
Mark Taitt, Caribbean Development Bank
Klaus Pendl, European Commission (observer)
Alvaro Nadal, NAP del Caribe, Comisión Nacional de la Sociedad de Informacion y el Conocimiento
Raymond Jean-Marie Noël; Faculty of Sciences at the State University of Haiti
Anthony Ming, Commonwealth Secretariat
Camella Rhone, Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network and Jamaican Scientific Research Council
Melchor Gil, Universidad de las Ciencias de la Informática, Cuba
Fred Célimene, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique