Caribbean Open Institute

The Caribbean Open Institute is a regional initiative conceptualized by a community of Caribbean stakeholders and sponsored by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) that seeks to facilitate the emergence of a Caribbean Knowledge Economy where:

  • Regional Governments embrace Open Data programs as an essential component of their information dissemination strategies and development goals.
  • Caribbean researchers are actively collaborating and engaging in dialogue and sharing information; and policy makers are using this evidence-based information for decisions.
  • Research generators and users (public organizations, NGOs, civil society) participate in a regional network where members collectively and proactively identify the key development issues, taking advantage of Open Data initiatives to create new services and provide new ways for presenting valuable information and positively impacting and empowering the constituents they serve.