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  • Some $28 million has been earmarked in the country’s 2014/15 budget to fund activities aimed at improving the levels of innovation in the Caribbean.
  • The anticipated targets this fiscal year for the Improving Innovation Capacities in the Caribbean Project involve selecting four high schools and four primary schools for intervention.
  • The project is funded by the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, and the Government of Jamaica.

Some $28 million has been earmarked in the country’s 2014/15 budget to fund activities aimed at improving the levels of innovation in the Caribbean, by building and strengthening capacities in science, technology, and innovation.

The anticipated targets this fiscal year for the Improving Innovation Capacities in the Caribbean Project involve: engaging the services of a field officer and junior expert; selecting four high schools and four primary schools for intervention; recruiting four senior experts; procuring 250 science kits, 10 computers, and six wireless modems; procuring lab equipment, including microscopes and lab apparatus; and, facilitating the upgrading of a science centre.

The project is funded by the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, and the Government of Jamaica. It is slated for completion by December 2016.