IGNITE CARIBBEAN amplifies the voices of youth leaders by bringing their ideas to the forefront of discussions about the Future of the Caribbean. A new initiative of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, IGNITE CARIBBEAN features seminars, workshops, and online presentation forums.


Gina Hargitay, Miss Jamaica World and Miss World Caribbean 2013, has been appointed IGNITE CARIBBEAN Ambassador.

For IGNITE CARIBBEAN 2016, Ms. Hargitay was among the Youth Promoters and Youth Leaders who explored “The Future of Agriculture” at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC.

Ms. Hargitay presented a special message on Youth Solidarity for Development. She also serves as the UNAIDS Youth Envoy for Jamaica and the Caribbean.