Puente in the Caribbean
An effective South-South Cooperation Mechanism
The Puente in the Caribbean Program began as a pilot initiative in June 2007 with the objective of enhancing social protection strategies in the English-speaking Caribbean using the Chilean Puente Program as a model. Since then Barbados, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago have received, with the support from the OAS, technical assistance from Chile in the implementation of the local versions of the Puente program.
The Inter-American Social Protection Network designed a knowledge and experience exchange strategy that included:
- Training Workshops
- Technical Assistance
- Cultural exchange and interaction with families
- Political Dialogue and Commitment
- Strategic Partnerships
- Educational Materials
The Puente in the Caribbean Program has left a significant mark on social protection strategies, which is demonstrated by the creation of programs such as Bridge in Jamaica, Koudemain Ste. Lucie in St. Lucia, RISE-UP in Trinidad and Tobago, ISEE Bridge in Barbados and LEAP in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
In this section you will find information related to cooperation and training activities and capacity building under the Puente in the Caribbean Program.
|Title||Post date||Authored by|
|Commission on Global Poverty: Share Your Ideas on Measuring Extreme Poverty||Oct 05, 2015|
|A PATH to prosperity through partnership in Jamaica||Apr 23, 2013|
|Learning Communities: The experience of the Program Puente – Chile Solidario||Sep 06, 2012|
|Network-Based Capacity Building on Social Protection in the Caribbean||Sep 06, 2012|
|Final Report||Jul 25, 2012|
|Information Bulletin & Agenda||Jul 25, 2012|
|Barbados 2011 Final Report||Jul 24, 2012|
|Puente in the Caribbean Newsletter July 2011||Jul 10, 2012|
|Puente in the Caribbean Brochure||Jul 10, 2012|
|Conference Documents - Barbados 2011||Jun 22, 2012|
|Puente in the Caribbean Operations Manual||Jun 22, 2012|