A series of sensitisation seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) System, which promotes a more results-focused approach to programme and project management, will continue next Monday and Tuesday 22-23 January in Suriname. The seminars, which began in Barbados 24-25 November last year, will continue throughout the year in other Member States.
These sensitisation seminars will target a wide cross section of stakeholders including Parliamentarians, Permanent Secretaries, International Development Partners, Regional Institutions, Directors and Corporate Planners, the Private Sector, Non-governmental Organisations (NGO’s) and the Media. (more…)
There is no doubt that the events of 2017 will have a lasting impact on our Community. The ravaging effects of this year’s hurricane season will cast a long shadow over our Community for some time yet.
Six of our Members and several of our Caribbean neighbours experienced the wrath of unprecedented back-to-back Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The heavy toll of lives, property and infrastructure had an effect wider than the affected countries. Our Community has bonded together, as its governments, people and institutions render yeoman support to the stricken countries. The international community has been at our side in the relief undertaking in a highly appreciated show of solidarity.
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Regional representatives converged at the CARICOM Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, on Monday to discuss measures to improve social protection within the Region.
Social Protection refers to interventions from public, private, voluntary organisation and social networks, to support communities, households and individuals, in their efforts to prevent, manage and overcome a defined set of risks and vulnerabilities.
The Regional representatives are attending a Consultation on the Establishment of a Regional Tripartite Social Dialogue Mechanism and a Regional Social Protection Floor.
At the opening ceremony on Monday morning, Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Douglas Slater, said the discussion would feed into recommendations of the CARICOM Strategic Plan. The Plan focuses on strengthening Community governance to achieve social, economic and environmental resilience. According to Dr. Slater, the Plan clearly articulated the importance of diverse social partners in traditional Tripartite as well as ‘Tripartite Plus’ approaches coming together to focus on regional integration and our development agenda. (more…)
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in June 2016, will initiate the implementation of a “Gender SensitiveResults-Based Management (RBM) System” to build a results-oriented culture around the operationalization of the CARICOM Strategic Plan, 2015 – 2019.
Following extensive planning and project design which commenced in December 2014, in August 2015, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved funding for the Project entitled “PROMOTING THE PRINCIPLES OF MANAGING FOR DEVELOPMENT RESULTS – FURTHERING THE REGIONAL INTEGRATION PROCESS.”
As a first step, the CARICOM Secretariat, in collaboration with CDB, established a RBM Leadership Group comprising representatives of CARICOM Member States, Community Institutions and the Secretariat, to drive the project and serve as RBM implementation champions. The RBM Leadership Group will be chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General. (more…)