MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR INSTITUTIONAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES AND THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY SECRETARIAT (1999)

The University of the West Indies and the Caribbean Community Secretariat (hereafter referred to as "the Parties"):

SHARING a desire to address the significant challenges facing Members States of the Caribbean Community (hereinafter referred to as "the Member States") through the pursuit of regional and international initiatives agreed by the Caribbean Community (hereinafter referred to as "the Community");

CONSCIOUS of the role ascribed to the Parties to facilitate the economic, social and cultural development of the Member States;

RECOGNIZING the mutually beneficial and meaningful relationship that the Parties have enjoyed and their responsibility to facilitate the processes necessary for the Community to enter the new millennium with increased momentum;

MINDFUL of the need expressed at the recently concluded Conference on the Caribbean in the 21st Century for the mobilization of the Region's thinkers for ongoing strategic planning to prepare the Community for the new millennium;

ALSO MINDFUL of the priority attached in the Caribbean Community Secretariat's 1998-2001 Strategic Plan to the need for increased benefits through regional institutional co-operation;

CONVINCED that the establishment of a formal collaborative arrangement between the Parties would enhance their collective capabilities at the regional level and accelerate the contribution of the Parties to the regional integration process;

DESIROUS of promoting and expanding co-operation between the Parties and the Associate Institutions and Institutions of the Community as listed in Protocol I Amending the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community signed at Chaguaramas on 4 July 1973, through the establishment of a framework for the follow-up of initiatives in respect of regional issues and decisions of the Community which are likely to benefit from research, training and other technical capabilities available to the University;

AGREE as follows:

ARTICLE 1
COLLABORATION BY THE PARTIES


The Parties shall:

(a) conclude a bilateral arrangement in order to promote and facilitate the level of collaboration between them required to provide leadership in regard to regional and international issues critical to the repositioning of the Community in the emerging liberalised and globalised environment;

(b) pursue joint co-ordinated actions to enhance the capacity of both institutions to attain their common objective of ensuring the economic growth and social development of the Member States in the emerging global economic and social order;

(c) promote the achievement of joint capacity by both Parties to conduct analysis of critical challenges facing the Community and to identify the strategic options which could inform future policies of the Region;

(d) seek to enlarge the institutional co-operation framework established by this Memorandum of Understanding to include other Associate Institutions and Institutions of the Community.

ARTICLE II
CO-OPERATION BY THE PARTIES


1. Both parties shall pursue measures to expand co-operation and co-ordination in their respective areas of endeavour in order to increase their capacity to actively respond to the expressed desire of Member States for a more beneficial relationship between the Parties and the Governments of the Community.

2. The Parties shall also identify and pursue opportunities for co-operation in the implementation of their work programmes.

ARTICLE III
PROCEDURE


The Parties shall provide the resources necessary for the operationalisation of this Memorandum of Understanding as follows:

(a) The University of the West Indies shall provide the resources necessary to employ an Officer to manage the implementation of this Memorandum of Understanding, at the Programme Manager level within the Establishment of the Secretariat for a period of two (2) years in the first instance;

(b) The Caribbean Community Secretariat shall provide office space, equipment, supplies and support services necessary for the efficient functioning of the designated personnel.

ARTICLE IV
ENTRY INTO FORCE


This Memorandum of Understanding shall enter into force immediately upon the date of signing.

ARTICLE V

Changes to this Memorandum of Understanding shall be effected by an exchange of letters between the Parties.

ARTICLE VI

1. Either Party may withdraw from this Memorandum of Understanding by giving notice in writing to the other Party. Such withdrawal shall take effect six months after the notice is received by the other Party.

2. In the event of a withdrawal by either Party, both Parties undertake to honour any outstanding obligations.

DONE in Georgetown, Guyana on 7 December 1999.
Sgd. Edwin Carrington
For the Caribbean Community
Sgd. Kenneth Hall
For the University of the West Indies
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