The Commonwealth Youth Programme Caribbean Centre (CYPCC) functions through three Strategic Programme Areas which are:
The 2006-2008 Strategic Plan sets three long-term goals for CYP that reflect the emerging emphasis on the promotion of youth development and empowerment in ways that are mutually reinforcing to young people and their countries and communities.
Goal 1: To empower young people to play a more active and participatory role in national, social, political and economic development in member countries.
This goal will be achieved through CYP's work on Youth Enterprise and Sustainable Livelihoods (YESL) and will focus on:
Goal 2: To enhance policy development and implementation through the active participation of young people in youth networks, governance and other decision-making fora in member countries.
This goal will be achieved through CYP's work on Governance, Development and Youth Networks (GDYN) and will be channelled through two programme areas:
Goal 3: To enhance human resources and intellectual capital to promote and support youth development.
This goal will be achieved through CYP's work on Youth Work Education and Training (YWET), delivered through the following programme:
The programme framework incorporates four crosscutting programmes:
The CYP Programme will also incorporate established crosscutting programmes of the Commonwealth Secretariat relating to gender equality and equity, communications and marketing within all other programmes through specific strategies and approaches.