CUPIDE is an alternate name for the UNESCO-UWI project for the Enhancement
of Human Resource Development in Distance Teaching, Administration
and Materials Distribution, funded through the Japanese Funds in Trust
for Capacity Building.
The overall goal of this collaborative
project is to develop the human resources within the region through
enabling each of the five participating universities (The University
of the West Indies, the University of Technology, Jamaica, the University
the Anton de Kom University of Suriname, and the University Quisqueya
[Haiti]) to better develop and deliver quality distance education
programmes using ICTs.
In this way, the competitiveness
of the region in general and the institutions in particular will
be enhanced, participation in the knowledge society increased – not only as users, but also as generators of knowledge – and cost
savings realised in the use of the technology for distribution of
the course materials and the teaching and administration of programmes.
CARICOM is a partner institution in the management of the project.