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Development of the National Youth Policy and Strategic Plan for the Cayman Islands

Project Duration: January 2024 – September 2024

Client: Government of the Cayman Islands

Objective: To create a comprehensive National Youth Policy and Strategic Plan that addresses the needs and aspirations of the youth in the Cayman Islands, fostering their development and integration into the socio-economic fabric of the nation.

Project Overview

The development of the National Youth Policy and Strategic Plan for the Cayman Islands aimed to establish a robust framework for youth development, focusing on the formulation of strategic initiatives and actionable plans to enhance youth engagement, empowerment, and well-being.

Key Features & Implementation

Key Components:

  1. Preparation of the National Youth Policy Document
    • Comprehensive research and analysis of the current youth landscape.
    • Identification of key issues, opportunities, and challenges faced by the youth.
    • Formulation of policy recommendations to address identified needs and foster youth development.
  2. Development of a Five-Year Strategy and Implementation Plan for Youth Development
    • Creation of a detailed five-year strategy outlining specific objectives, initiatives, and programs.
    • Development of an implementation plan with clear timelines, responsibilities, and performance indicators.
    • Focus on sustainable and impactful youth development programs.
  3. Extensive Stakeholder Consultations
    • Conducted nearly 200 stakeholder consultations, including one-on-one and group meetings.
    • Engaged a diverse range of stakeholders, including youth representatives, community leaders, educators, government officials, and NGOs.
    • Gathered valuable insights and feedback to inform the policy and strategy development process.
  4. Survey of 1300 Stakeholders
    • Designed and administered a comprehensive survey targeting nearly 1300 Caymanian stakeholders.
    • Collected data on youth needs, preferences, and expectations.
    • Analyzed survey results to identify key trends and areas for intervention.
  5. Meetings with Cabinet/Caucus
    • Engaged with senior government officials, including Cabinet and Caucus members.
    • Presented preliminary findings, policy recommendations, and strategic initiatives.
    • Secured high-level support and commitment for the implementation of the National Youth Policy and Strategic Plan.
  6. Workshops in Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman
    • Implemented three one-day workshops to facilitate stakeholder engagement and capacity building.
    • Workshops held in both Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman, ensuring inclusive participation.
    • Focused on training, knowledge sharing, and collaborative planning.


  • Policy Vision: Youth Excellence: Educate, Empower, Excel!
  • 11 Goals with policies and strategic actions to support each goal
  • A well-researched and comprehensive National Youth Policy document.
  • A strategic five-year plan with actionable initiatives to enhance youth development.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and buy-in, ensuring the relevance and effectiveness of the policy and strategy.
  • Increased awareness and capacity among stakeholders through targeted workshops.

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