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IGNITE CARIBBEAN is an initiative of ICS to create inter-generational leadership from the millennials to Gen-X.  Programs under the Ignite Caribbean lavel includes the 30 Under 30 Caribbean American Emerging Leaders/ChangeMakers Awards which honors young persons exhibiting leadership in academia, volunteerism and entrepreneurship in the Caribbean American community.

IGNITE CARIBBEAN, CHAIR 2017 

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IGNITE CARIBBEAN YOUTH AMBASSADOR 

Gina Hargitay, Miss Jamaica World and Miss World Caribbean 2013, has been appointed IGNITE CARIBBEAN Ambassador.

IGNITE CARIBBEAN amplifies the voices of youth leaders by bringing their ideas to the forefront of discussions about the Future of the Caribbean. A new initiative of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, IGNITE CARIBBEAN features seminars, workshops, and online presentation forums. The inaugural series is the Farm the Future. This series allows youth interested in agriculture to present innovative ideas on farming and the future of agriculture to help spark new conversations and collaborations. Studies show that great prospects for job creation in the Caribbean through leveraging agricultural capital. IGNITE CARIBBEAN:FARM THE FUTURE engages youth in order to de-stigmatize agriculture, and help see agriculture as their road to success.

IGNITE CARIBBEAN:Farm the Future will help to develop innovative solutions for issues, and advocate for organizations working in this sector to implement. Youth and young professionals under the age of 35 are invited to participate in the initiative. In 2016, an online forum will be held on March 22nd to commemorate UN World Water Day, in partnership with tertiary institutions located in the Caribbean. Output from the Ignite Caribbean Sessions will be included in the publication series, "Caribbean Futures 2030: Let All Ideas Contend".

CALLS FOR PROPOSALS

CALLING ALL NEXT GENERATION INNOVATIVE THINKERS…

AGRICULTURE is BIG BUSINESS!

Do you have an idea to share about The Future of Agriculture in the Caribbean?  From Food Security to Fisheries/Sea Food Farming to Fuel to Forestry to “Farmaceuticals” -  you are invited to share your big idea at IGNITE CARIBBEAN: Farm the Future, a Youth Forum on the Future of Agriculture in the Caribbean.

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