In an effort to contribute meaningfully to social change and development in the Caribbean through the active use of sociology, a group of sociologists launched the Caribbean Sociological Association (CASA) at the University of the West Indies, Regional Headquarters on March 5, 2020. CASA officially registered with the Company’s Office of Jamaica, June 15, 2020.
To contribute meaningfully to social change and development in the Caribbean through the active use of sociology in the production and dissemination of knowledge grounded in truth, justice, equality, respect for human differences and the environment.
To demonstrate the value of sociology in interpreting, understanding and resolving development problems in the Caribbean to improve quality of life through research, teaching, policy intervention and advocacy.
The objects for which the Caribbean Sociological Association Limited is established are:
- Advance Sociology as a Science and profession that can be used in the production and dissemination of knowledge about the Caribbean to facilitate the processes of conscientization, social change and development in the region.
- Use Sociological research and the teaching of Sociology throughout the Caribbean to improve the quality of life of citizens and build awareness of Caribbean civilization.
- Contribute to the development of the Caribbean and its identity through the promotion of respect for human differences, human rights and the environment.
- Become part of the global Sociology community, to bring greater recognition and understanding of Caribbean society and culture.