Mini Trip Report: Cartagena, Colombia: New Caribbean Node Initiative
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- On 26 September 2015
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Five Millennium Project Node chairs (Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela) and I were brought to Cartagena, Colombia by the Colombian Caribbean Observatory for the “Caribe 2013” conference on the future of the greater Caribbean basin. The conference was excellent; videos and ppt presentations of the 14 speakers will eventually be made available by the Observatory at www.ocaribe.org.
During an impromptu regional MP Nodes meeting, Yarima Sosa, Chairwoman of The Millennium Project Node in the Dominican Republic and Beatriz Bechara de Borge, Executive Director of the Observatory agreed to create the Caribbean Node of The Millennium Project. Suggested research for the new regional Node included alternative scenarios for the future of Caribbean culture, a regional collective intelligence system, “Caribbean State of the Future Index,” and initial futures studies on food security, organized crime, and environmental and food security. Speakers from Jamaica, Panama, and Trinidad also volunteered to join with the other MP Node chairs in establishing the new Caribbean Node. A press release on all this will go out tomorrow morning.
All the best,
Jerome C. Glenn, CEO