Dr Rufus Ewing: Call for innovation
In a speech this summer, the Premier of Turks and Caicos Islands, Dr Rufus Ewing called for the OCTs to be more innovative; implementing new technologies and co-financing projects.
He called for the OCTs to be economically competitive by ensuring that they are economically resilient although their economic resilience is often challenged by external factors. He underlined importance of cooperation and regular meetings between the OCTs to discuss how they could cultivate their interdependencies to their advantage in terms of food security, the environment; being more innovative; implementing new technologies and various financial matters affecting them in relation to the G20 countries and the International Community.
Innovation work at Turks and Caicos Islands is coordinated by Innovation Manager, Alexa Cooper Grant.