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The UWI launches LUMIN Consulting

The Hon. Bruce Golding, former Prime Minister of Jamaica; Galina Sotirova, World

It was standing room only at a gathering on 23rd November to unveil the newly branded LUMIN Consulting—a development consulting firm wholly-owned by The University of the West Indies (The UWI), comprised of a dynamic and driven team, headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica.
LUMIN Consulting, formerly known as UWI Consulting, is the result of an extensive process of restructuring and realignment of the role that The UWI intends to play in reinvigorating Caribbean development and ensuring that the University is at the centre of a new growth trajectory for the region. By drawing on global development standards and goals for the small economies of the Caribbean and the world, LUMIN has developed a new operational model driven by its vision to effect change, drive transformation and guarantee impact in the region and beyond.
In its new incarnation, the firm will provide research, strategy and enterprise consulting services to its clients in four key specialty areas: inclusive growth and development, enterprise; strategy and development; technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and sustainable development and climate change. Through these areas, LUMIN is perfectly poised to help other small economies navigate the multidimensional issues that support the region’s growth trajectory; they cover some of the most pressing challenges facing our region, small islands and small economies generally. Whether clients need to craft new national development visions, develop implementation plans, drive change at the institutional and firm level or support the development of new industries by introducing new pro-growth interventions, these are just a few of the services LUMIN can provide.
LUMIN has leveraged its greatest strength, its people, to assemble consulting teams from around the world who bring the best individual talent, pooled together in collective action to deliver the best results for our region. Driven by the traditional resources of The UWI’s four campuses, including faculties and students, LUMIN encompasses the vision of the global UWI—to be an excellent global university rooted in the Caribbean. The firm draws consultants from a diverse team of in-house consultants, led by Executive Director, Lisa Cummins, but also includes outstanding alumni and exemplars in the diaspora and UWI partners around the globe who offer specialist and world-class expertise. LUMIN has the unique distinction of having the largest pool of developing countries expertise anywhere in the world and is committed to designing solutions for the Caribbean, by the Caribbean.
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At the launch of LUMIN Consulting, a development consulting firm at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) (l-r) The Hon. Bruce Golding, former Prime Minister of Jamaica; Galina Sotirova, World Bank Country Manager, Jamaica; Lisa Cummins, Executive Director, LUMIN Consultancy and Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI.
More about the LUMIN Brand
LUMIN Consulting, formerly known as UWI Consulting is the business arm of The University of the West Indies which seeks to provide specialized expertise on small state and developing country issues. This innovative enterprise embodies the essence of Caribbean ingenuity by carving a path of regional prominence that cements its international relevance. This ingenuity is rooted in resourcefulness and a drive that has led many of our region’s sons and daughters of the soil to become international luminaries in select areas, including the likes of Bob Marley, Sir Derek Walcott, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Arthur Lewis and Usain Bolt to name a few. LUMIN, fashioned after the well-established global impact of our Caribbean laureates and luminaries, is designed to offer the best minds the Caribbean has to offer to our own region and then to the world.
About The UWI
Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in BarbadosJamaicaTrinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. The UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. 

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