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CARICOM Urges Caribbean Governments to Devote 1 Percent of GDP to Science and Technology

Caribbean, Caricom, CARICOM Science Foundation, News, Science and Technology Caribbean, St. George Grenada, World -

CARICOM Urges Caribbean Governments to Devote 1 Percent of GDP to Science and Technology

CARICOMCARICOMCaribbean governments must devote at least 1 percent of their Gross Domestic Product to science and technology, according to Dr Cardinal Warde of the CARICOM Science Foundation.

Warde said that proportion was necessary for the region to make significant progress in this area.

“I think if we can achieve those, some sort of a one percent goal over the next five years – some people think it would take ten years, but that’s ok if we work towards that – it would be very significant,” Warde said at the recent High Level CARICOM Science and Technology meeting in St George’s Grenada.

Achieving the once percent goal could bring in a “paradigm shift” for the region, he said.

Read the full story at caribbeanjournal.com


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