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Community development highlighted at Caribbean forum

The Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED) facilitated the sharing of lessons learned within Local Economic Development projects in the 2nd Biennial Community Development Partnership Forum and Exhibition (CDPF-II) hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago from July 05 – 08, 2015. CARILED supported the participation of delegates from Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and Saint Lucia. The delegation included 9 presenters, one moderator and 8 general participants. CARILED also sponsored a booth on Local Economic Development in the Expo.

 

A training workshop for Local Economic Development Officers from seven countries followed the main conference. The workshop, coordinated by CARILED, took place on July 09, 2015, and was co-facilitated by Jamie McEwan, Federation of Canadian Municipalities volunteer from Lake Country, British Colombia, Canada and Ms. Natalia Ramdoo, Project Officer, CARILED.

The magazine from the CDPF II conference is available online, and copies of the CARILED sponsored presentations are available at:

  • Belize – Transforming Handicraft into Community Enterprise: A Case of Dreams in Our Hands

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Presentation

  • Canada – Community-Based Partnerships Lake Country, BC, Canada

Presentation

  • Guyana – Local Economic Development in Guyana: Growing community agriculture through farmers’ Associations

Presentation

  • Jamaica – Economic Development- The Clarendon Experience, Jamaica Young &Thompson

Paper
Presentation

  • Saint Lucia – Public, Private and Community Partnership Arrangements: The Gros Islet, Saint Lucia approach

Presentation

  • Trinidad and Tobago – Financing Community Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Mayor, Gros Islet, St. Lucia Alison King presents on Public, Private and Community Partnership Arrangements at CDOFII (July 7, 2015)

 

Community Development Manager, British Columbia, Canada Jamie McEwan during his presentation at CDOFII (July 7, 2015)

 

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