Over the last 60 years, the Caribbean region has been the largest and most highly skilled diasporas in the world. Even though this population is diverse in terms of demographics and destinations, according to the World Bank’s 2011 Migration and Remittance Factbook, in relation to other global diaspora groups, a large portion of Caribbean migrants consists of individuals who are both highly skilled and well educated. Because of that reason, this population acquires more citizenships than other immigrants and they are far less likely to enter the country illegally.
Therefore, this phenomenon requires a carefully-designed, sustainable policy response, and it needs to be seen as an opportunity for all. This network will facilitate a broader understanding of diaspora-related activities and projects aimed at strengthening the link between diasporas and development, and how these efforts can link to overall National Development Plans, focusing on leveraging the well-educated and knowledgeable diaspora members through the transfer of human, social, cultural, and economical capital to specific sectors in their countries of origin.