Former Prime Minister of Jamaica Bruce Golding, World Bank country manager for Jamaica Galina Sotirova, executive director of LUMIN Consulting Lisa Cummins and Vice-Chancellor of The UWI Sir Hilary Beckles. (GP)
KINGSTON - It was standing room only at an invitation-only gathering on November 23 to unveil the newly branded LUMIN Consulting, a development consulting firm and wholly-owned by The University of the West Indies (UWI), comprised of a dynamic and driven team headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica.
Formerly known as UWI Consulting, LUMIN Consulting is the result of an extensive process of restructuring and realignment of the role The UWI.
It intends to play in reinvigorating Caribbean development and ensuring that The UWI is at the centre of a new growth trajectory for the region. By drawing on global development standards and goals for the small economies of the Caribbean and the world, LUMIN has developed a new model driven by its vision to effect change, drive transformation and guarantee impact in the region and beyond.
This innovative enterprise embodies the essence of Caribbean ingenuity by carving a path of regional prominence that cements its international relevance - an ingenuity that is rooted in resourcefulness and a drive that has led many of our region’s sons and daughters of the soil to become international luminaries in select areas, including the likes of Bob Marley, Sir Derek Walcott, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Arthur Lewis and Usain Bolt to name a few.
LUMIN, fashioned after the well-established global impact of our Caribbean Laureates and Luminaries, is designed to offer the best minds the Caribbean has to offer to our own region and then to the world.
In its new incarnation, LUMIN is an innovative firm providing research, strategy and enterprise consulting services to its clients in four key specialty areas: inclusive growth and development, enterprise, strategy and development, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and sustainable development and climate change.
It is perfectly poised to help other small economies navigate the multidimensional issues that support our growth trajectory. These practices cover some of the most pressing challenges facing our region, small islands and small economies generally. LUMIN has leveraged our greatest strength, our people, to assemble consulting teams from around the world who bring the best individual talent, pooled together in collective action to deliver the best results for our region.
Driven by the traditional resources of UWI on its campuses, including faculties and students, LUMIN encompasses the vision of the Global UWI - A global University rooted in the Caribbean and draws consultants from our traditional base but now the pool also includes our outstanding alumni and exemplars in the diaspora, our UWI partners around the globe who offer specialist and world class expertise.
Our firm has the unique distinction of having the largest pool of developing countries expertise anywhere in the world and we are committed to designing solutions for us, by us.
Whether our clients need to craft new national development visions, develop implementation plans, drive change at the institutional and firm level or support the development of new industries by introducing new pro-growth interventions, LUMIN is the partner of choice. We know our region better than anyone else and we are committed to success. (PR)