Welcome to the Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Youth Entrepreneurship!
Changing Mindsets and Behaviours to Make Entrepreneurship Natural
The CEYE is an innovative, one of a kind regional mechanism, which will help to entrench the
philosophy of entrepreneurship into the psych of Caribbean youth and women, accelerating the
culture of entrepreneurship, thus making it a natural school to work transition choice. The CEYE
is a not-for-profit company which has been operating virtually for 12 years and was formally
registered in 2011.
This is an initiative, borne out of an increasing demand by Caribbean countries wanting to
provide decent work for their youth and women populations, utilizing best practices and
innovative, non-traditional strategies.
VISION - To make entrepreneurship a natural career choice for youth and women in the
MISSION - To help sustainable development organizations to acquire the skills, aptitude and
attitude needed to sustainably help young people and women to become successful entrepreneurs
and/or productive individuals.
The CEYE’s overall goal is to help to ensure the sustainability and growth of regional Youth
Entrepreneurship Organizations and other NGOs with capacity development strategies. The CEYE:
- Coordinates the work, sustainability and growth of Caribbean entrepreneurship
organisations with which it partners by assisting them with start-up of their operations;
implementation of structures, systems, processes and procedures; partnership building; resource
mobilization and accreditation/legitimization.
- Partners with regional NGOs in a very structured and systematic way to implement growth and
- Partners with regional Public and Private sectors to develop entrepreneurship and social
development programs for corporate social responsibility and community engagement.
- Partners with international social development investors to design, implement, monitor and
evaluate socially and economically impactful projects/programs for youth, women
towards the sustainable development of the region.
- Coordinates and connects regional entrepreneurial people, organizations, young
entrepreneurs, female entrepreneurs, Youth Business Trusts (YBTs), Governments, the
business/entrepreneurship community and other stakeholders to facilitate regional sustainable
development programs and projects within the entrepreneurship eco- system.
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