Ministry of National Mobilisation Hosts Community Training Workshop

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The Caribbean Development Bank and the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Local Government, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Non-governmental Organisations, will host a Community Leaders workshop for improving inclusive Disaster Risk Management through strengthened community-based organisations.

The workshop will be held at the Kingstown Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 8:30am.

This is the second of two workshops to build the capacity of community-based organizations on organisational management and pursuing funding.

Minister of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Local Government, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Non-Governmental Organisations, the Hon. Frederick Stephenson is scheduled to speak at the workshop.

Other speakers include;

  • Mrs. Nerissa Gittens-McMillan, Permanent Secretary, The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Local Government, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Mrs. Tasheka Haynes-Bobb, National Coordinator, United Nations Development Programme Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Progamme (GEFSGP)
  • Mr. Matthew Straub, Chairperson, CDRRF Trust Fund Steering Committee, First Secretary (Development) Global Affairs Canada, Alternate Canadian Director to the Caribbean Development Bank High Commission of Canada in Barbados

CDRRF was established by the Caribbean Development Bank in March 2012 with resources provided by the Governments of Canada and the UK, as well as the European Union. It provides grant funding for disaster risk reduction and/or climate change adaptation gender-responsive initiatives at the community level in 18 borrowing member countries of the bank, with the exception of Haiti. The initiatives undertaken at the community level enhance livelihoods, resilience and sustainability within the community. CDRRF has eight sub-projects under implementation in Belize, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and has to date reached 35,559 beneficiaries, comprising 20,852 females and 14,707 males, residing in 59 communities.