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The Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation

The Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation (COBEC) was established in the late 1980s to link Belize with the United States and other countries for the purpose of strengthening and expanding their capabilities in higher education. In 2014 the consortium was incorporated as a 501 (3) © non-profit corporation.

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COBEC Winter Conference 2019

The date for the 2019 winter conference is Thursday, Feb. 7th and 8th, with the pre-conference workshops on Feb. 6th. The conference will be in Ambergris Caye, hosted by San Pedro Junior College.

COBEC Evaluation Report, 2018

COBEC. "Evaluating the Impact of the Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation (COBEC) on Belizean and U.S. Partner Institutions," July 2018. Evaluation Report.

Meet Mardi Gras Crawfish
If you have not met Mardi Gras Crawfish ("MGC"). He is the official Mascot for the 2018 COBEC Summer Conference in Bossier City. Above are some pictures of MGC at work in preparations for your arrival (reviewing the website, chairing a planning committee meeting, scouting facilities, etc.). For all you need to know about the conference, be sure to visit:

COBEC 30th Anniversary Logo

30 Year Anniversary

Founded in 1988, COBEC celebrated it's thirtieth anniversary this February.

Cobec members at Tracy Harrington's Funeral
COBEC representatives at Dr. Tracy Harrington's Funeral.

Dr. Calvin Tracy Harrington

DECEMBER 25, 1942 – APRIL 22, 2017

The Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation (COBEC) mourns the loss of Dr. Tracy Harrington, co-founder, emeritus member, and champion of COBEC.

Obituary Memoriam

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Latest News

COBEC Winter Conference 2019. Ambergris Caye, Belize. February 7-8, 2019.

COBEC Bylaws (updated)

COBEC Summer 2017, Minutes.

COBEC Evaluation Report, July 2018