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Dean, FST attends and addresses Inaugural PJ Patterson Institute Africa Forum

The PJ Patterson Institute for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy hosted its inaugural symposium at the UWI Regional Headquarters on March 20, focusing on strengthening cooperation between African and Caribbean states. The event, attended by prominent leaders and academics, emphasized the historical bonds and the need for investment in critical areas for development. Themes such as skill transformation, climate mitigation, and policy perspectives were discussed, highlighting a commitment to fostering a robust partnership in the 21st century.

Photo caption: Former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson (third right), statesman in residence of the PJ Patterson Institute for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy, is flanked by (from left) Professor Michael Taylor, dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of the West Indies (The UWI); Professor Aldrie Henry Lee, pro vice-chancellor, graduate studies and research, The UWI; Sir Kenneth Hall, former governor general and former pro vice-chancellor and principal, The UWI; Sandrea Maynard, pro vice-chancellor, global affairs, The UWI; Anthony Bougues, Asa Messar professor and director, Centre of Slavery and Justice, Brown University; and Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor, The UWI. Occasion was the institute’s inaugural symposium held March 20, 2024 under the theme ‘Strengthening Cooperation Between African and Caribbean States: Facing The Challenges, Creating Solutions.’

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Published on 15 Apr, 2024

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