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Trinidad and Tobago to Host Expert Group Meeting on Knowledge Management
for Developmentin Port-Of-Spain, 17 November
PORT-OF-SPAIN, 13 November -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean is convening a Regional Expert Group Meeting on Knowledge Management for Development, to be held at its office in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on Tuesday 17 November.
The objectives of the Expert Group Meeting are: to increase awareness of knowledge management as a tool for the promotion of economic development, environmental protection and social empowerment; and to advance discussions towards a practical knowledge-management approach for the Caribbean subregion.
The findings of a report on Knowledge Management for Development, recently prepared by the ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean, will be presented at the meeting, and serve as the basis for the deliberations. Two of the report’s main aspects are expected to be fundamental to the discussions: the existence of a rich cultural heritage and traditional knowledge in the Caribbean that can lead to potential contributions to the subregion’s development; and the development of a knowledge-management approach as a key contributing factor towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through the establishment of a “methodology” for collecting, creating and sharing information and experiences from within and outside the subregion.
Presentations on Knowledge Management for Development initiatives implemented in the region will be showcased, prior to interactive discussions.
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