In September 2021, The SRC and the U.S. Embassy (Barbados) agreed to work together on projects to promote institutional collaboration with the aim of revitalizing the U.S. – Caribbean trade and investment agenda. Through funding provided by the Embassy, the Project was designed with three main aims in mind:
(i) outreach, advocacy, and awareness-raising events and activities
(ii) focused research on new and emerging issues and opportunities arising under the relationship
(iii) creating and sustaining academic and student-based partnerships between U.S. and Caribbean institutions
Through this initiative, it was anticipated that stakeholders across government, academic, student, private sector and general communities would gain a deeper understanding, share ideas and ultimately increase the possibilities for meaningful trade and investment relationships between the United States and the Caribbean.