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Compete Caribbean

Compete Caribbean

05 January 2020 to 05 January 2020

 The Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF) in partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization will provide technical assistance and support to clusters of firms with initiatives such as:

  • Product/tours development: community-based experiences, food & beverage tours, festivals, culinary experiences, health & wellness, eco-lodging, volunteer tourism, cultural immersion, etc.
  • Local sourcing: Hotels & restaurants work with local farmers/suppliers/artists to increase consistency/quality of supplies needed (eg: ordering process, logistics, payment, credit) 
  • Organic production/certification for premium tourism products: traceability, farm-to-table, etc.
  • Digital integration/transformation: online booking/payment, mobile wallet technologies, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality, crowdfunding, data analysis, etc.
  • Licensing and certification: Business registration, food handling certificate, insurance, etc.
  • Market research and marketing: online advertising, social media, farm tours, market fair, etc.



A minimum of three entities of which two (2) must be private firms. 


Antigua & Barbuda; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Jamaica; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent & the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad & Tobago.


Project Concept Note (PCN) must be submitted before January 5th, 2020. 

How much?

Selected cluster projects will receive a grant for up to 80% of the total budget to a maximum of USD$400,000. The cluster must contribute a counterpart of 20% (minimum) of the total project cost, half of which can be provided in-kind. 


Submission deadline:

We are  accepting submissions until January 5th, 2020 24:00 AST


Where can I learn more?

Connect to Webinar: Nov. 21, 2019 14:00 AST


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