Knowledge for Development

The Caribbean Youth Science Forum (CYSF)


Date: 18/07/2007


The Caribbean Youth Science Forum (CYSF) is a regional event that brings together over two hundred (200) Sixth Form Science students from the Caribbean for a full week of educational, social and cultural activities. The students participate in lectures, field trips, projects, debates, sports and social activities and interact with scientists. The first forum was funded by the OAS and was held in 1999 when 124 students from 12 Caribbean countries participated. The forum has now evolved into a major annual event on the NIHERST calendar during the August vacation period. The net reach has widened to include students from Latin America.