REPORT

ON

YOUTH DIALOGUE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Castries, Saint Lucia

25th – 27th October 2004


Youth Visioning participants

INTRODUCTION

Within the framework of the United Nations’ International Meeting on the Ten-Year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to be held in Mauritius from 7th -12th January 2005, UNESCO has mounted a programme entitled Youth Visioning for Island Living. The purpose of this programme is to ensure that young people are fully involved in the review of the BPOA and its future implementation, by articulating how they want their islands to develop in the future and how they plan to make this happen.

In preparation for this event, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO in collaboration with other stakeholders hosted a two-day Youth Dialogue for Sustainable Development. The goals of this Youth Dialogue were to (1) collaborate at a regional level to create awareness among youth on the Small Island Developing States Programme of Action and (2) facilitate preparations by Caribbean youth for the “Youth Visioning for Island Living” event to be held at the International Meeting in Mauritius in January 2005. The preparatory Youth Dialogue meeting is a vital step towards the overall Youth Visioning initiative and is a very important event for the Caribbean region as it allows youths to engage in discussions at the local and regional level and better prepare them for the international discussions that will take place in Mauritius. It should be noted that this Youth Dialogue also served to create awareness among youth about the upcoming Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

Youth from thirteen (13) countries from the Caribbean were in attendance. (See Annex 1 for “List of Participants”.) The UNESCO Office for the Caribbean in Kingston, Jamaica funded this activity which was placed within the context of the upcoming Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. The Youth Dialogue was held at Villa Santa Maria, Castries, Saint Lucia from 25th to 27th October 2004.

 

MEETING

Official Opening Ceremony

An official Opening Ceremony took place on Tuesday 25th October from 5 p.m. and was followed by an ice-breaker.

During this ceremony, some time was dedicated to emphasize awareness of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-20014), stressing the importance of education in order to facilitate adaptation to this rapidly changing world. Participants were also reminded that education is at the base of Sustainable Development and only education can provide the skills and motivation for transforming the lives of peoples and societies. Participants were invited to pay special attention to the key action themes that UNESCO will be focusing on during this Decade and incorporate them into their discussions over the two days.

Day one

Introductory Session

The facilitator of this two-day activity (see Annex 1), Mr. David Popo, Programme Officer, OECS – Environment and Sustainable Development Unit, began the session by encouraging participants to actively engage in the discussions that would take place during the meeting. He also reminded the countries’ delegates that this dialogue was an ideal forum for getting youth from small island states of the Caribbean to exchange their views and explore ways to work together in order to achieve sustainable development at both the national and regional levels.

Mr. Popo presented the format of the meeting and introduced the various presenters. This session was intended to place this Youth Dialogue in a global context to enable participants to better understand the underlying concepts and prepare them for the follow-up discussions and recommendations.

The OECS representative, Mr. Peter A. Murray, Programme Officer, OECS – Environment and Sustainable Development Unit, gave a overview of the process for the review of the Small Island Developing States Programme of Action.

Dr Gillian Cambers, Global Coordinator, Small Islands Voice, UNESCO, gave a brief presentation on the development of the concept of Small Islands States programme of action.   Participants were also briefed on the process of the Bahamas Declaration for Youth Visioning. 

In concluding this session, Mr Popo urged participants to continue to reflect on identifying issues and feasible activities that would be reflective of the Caribbean environment.

Technical Session

The focus of this session was on information sharing. Each country gave a five-minute presentation briefly describing some of the ongoing activities and projects in their respective countries. The main issues presented were as follows:

ANGUILLA

ANTIGUA

ARUBA

BAHAMAS

BARBADOS

BONAIRE

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND

DOMINICA

JAMAICA

ST KITTS

SAINT LUCIA

This presentation was a collaborative effort of organizations represented at the meeting:

The Saint Lucia National Youth Council has been engaged in the following activities:

The St Lucia Mission of Seven Day Adventist Youth (SDA Youth) focusses on the following issues:

St. Lucia Girl Guides Association seeks to address the following challenges:

Mabouya Valley Environmental Club (MVEC) focuses on the following issues:

Environmental Conservation Heritage Organization of Laborie ECHO-LAB

St. Lucia Scouts Association seeks to address the following priority problem areas:

The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) St. Lucia Chapter focuses on the following issues:

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

TURKS AND CAICOS

Following this information sharing by country delegates, Mr. Murray stressed upon the issues and challenges that influenced the development of a Caribbean position in preparation for Mauritius.  He outlined the progress made by OECS countries in the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action and made reference to a number of challenges faced in this regard in particular to the economic global trends and the increasing costs of physical infrastructures. In speaking to a number of emerging issues related to improving the resilience of the SIDS of the Caribbean he pointed to the incidence of HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean and their potential consequences, especially to the youth, to the future development of the Caribbean society if nothing is done to curb the present trend.  He also noted that other such emerging issues included: security and governance; the potential for cultural industries and initiatives; trade liberalisation and globalization; the extent to which OECS SIDS can achieve, or were achieving, the Millennium Development Goals and OECS SIDS.  Mr. Murray also pointed to some of the issues that need to be considered when developing further the Caribbean position in Mauritius, particularly with reference to ensuring that the youth perspective was adequately represented.

Panel Discussion

The next activity was a panel discussion on priority issues, identified in-country, which could guide the Caribbean youth position in Mauritius. The panelists were representatives of the British Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia and Bonaire.  The following priority issues which emerged from the discussion included:

Group Discussions

Participants were asked to choose one of the three main themes of the ‘Youth Visioning for Island Living’ (which were briefly introduced by Dr. Gillian Cambers, namely ‘Love and life in my island’, ‘My island home’ and ‘Money in my pocket’) for working group discussions. They were to focus on issues that affect youth in their country in relation to the chosen theme.

The issues raised under each theme were as follows:


In preparation for the next day’s session, participants were asked to think about possible projects/activities that could be undertaken in relation to the various issues presented. These would be formulated into project proposals.

Day Two

The session resumed with a summary of Day One by the rapporteur, Marva Edward.

In order to facilitate the formulation of projects/activities, a session was dedicated to the process of writing project proposals. Mr. Murray presented a template that could be used for this purpose and explained each component of the template.

Following his presentation, participants were once again invited to return to their respective working groups. Their task was to identify possible projects/activities, which could be put together into a proposal following specific criteria. These had to be realistic, achievable in two years and aimed at addressing the issues identified by participants. Annex 3 is the collection of project proposals. Participants were informed by the CARICOM Representative that every effort would be made to incorporate the suite of proposals into the framework for a Caribbean Partnership Initiative to be submitted by the CARICOM Secretariat in Mauritius.

The two-day meeting ended with a session dedicated to discussions on the short term actions that needed to be initiated in-country in preparation for Mauritius. This session allowed participants to examine public sensitization approaches including a Caribbean Youth slogan in preparation for the meeting, travel arrangements and understanding the objectives of the meeting of Mauritius. 

The slogan presented was:  Diverse, good and small in size; the Caribbean is on the rise - Road to Mauritius

In closing, each delegation received some publications on the Small Islands Voices project. Peter Murray expressed his satisfaction with the outcomes of the meeting and noted that the objectives had been meet in spite of the constraints of time.  He also expressed gratitude to other supporting agencies including the Ministries of Education, Ministry of Physical Development, Tourism and Social Transformation for assisting in the preparation and the delivery of this meeting.

Mrs Paule Turmel-John also expressed her satisfaction with the outcome of the two-day proceedings and thanked the observers, facilitators, agencies and organizations for their support and the participants for their commitment and hard work over the two days.



Annex 1

YOUTH DIALOGUE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Villa Santa Maria, Castries
Saint Lucia

Monday 25th –  Wednesday 27th October 2004

AGENDA

                                                           

Day 1  
  Participants arrive
   
04:00 - 05:00 Registration
   
05:00 – 06:00 Opening Ceremony
 

Chair person:    Paule Turmel-John

 

 

National Anthem of Saint Lucia

 

 

Prayers Participant

 

 

Welcome Remarks:      Paule Turmel-John, Secretary General, Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO

 

 

Remarks:                      Dr. Gillian Cambers,

 

 

Remarks:                      Representative, OECS

 

 

Address:                       Mr. Henry Mangal, PS Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Youth and Sports

 

 

Vote of thanks:             St Lucian Youth

 

07:00 –       Social Event – Icebreaker
   
Day 2  
  Facilitator : Mr. David Popo, OECS
Rapporteur: Ms. Marva Edward, Saint Lucia Red Cross Society
 
Introductory Session
08:30 – 08:45  Welcome remarks and presentation of objectives of workshop
Mr. David Popo, OECS
   
08:45 – 09:00  

Overview of the process for the reviews of the Small Island Developing States Programme of Action
OECS

   
09:00 – 09:15  Overview of Small Islands Voice
Dr. Gillian Cambers
   
09:15 – 09:30  

Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014)
Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO

   
09:30 – 09:45  

Bahamas review of Youth Visioning
Dr. Gillian Cambers

   
  Technical Session 1: Priority issues for youth
   
9:45 – 10:45     Sharing information about ongoing activities: each country has 5 minutes to briefly describe some of the ongoing activities and projects in their country
   
10:45 – 11:00 Break
   
11:00 – 12:15  Panel discussion on priority issues, identified in Caribbean Reports to Mauritius – British Virgin Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia
   
12:15 – 01:00 Introduction to the three main themes: Dr. Gillian Cambers
Life and love in islands – island lifestyles and culture
My island home – safeguarding island environments
Money in my pocket – economic and employment opportunities
   
01:00 – 02:00  Lunch
   
02:00 – 05:00 Working group sessions: Identification and prioritisation of main issues within the three themes and identification of activities and projects to address the issues within each theme
   
05:00 – Social Event
   
Day 3  
  Technical Session 2: Activities and projects addressing youth issues
   
08:30 – 09:30   Working Group Presentations
   
09:30 – 10:30 Introduction of Proposal Template
OECS
   
10:30 – 10:45 Break
   
10:45 – 11:45  The Road to Mauritius
Mr. Andy Paul, ASP Co-ordinator, Trinidad
   
11:45 – 12:30 Showing of Small Islands Voice video
   
12:30 – 01:30 Lunch
   
01:30  – 02:00  Developing a regional approach and workshop conclusions
Mr. David Popo, OECS
   
02:00   Closing
   
03:00 Participants depart


Annex 2

Youth Dialogue On Sustainable Development
Villa Santa Maria - Castries, St Lucia
Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th October 2004

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

NAME
MINISTRY/AGENCY
ADDRESS
CONTACTS

Anguilla

Vanessa Croft

Anguilla National Youth Council

P O Box 1297

The Valley

Anguilla, British West Indies

Tel:     264 772 2578

Fax:     264 497 0104

Email:  nessa2619@yahoo.co.uk

Antigua & Barbuda

Gayle Samuel

Representative

UNESCO Secretariat, Antigua

Jonas Road

All Saints

St Peter’s Parish

Antigua

Tel:    268 460 7786

Fax:

Email: gbcsams@hotmail.com

Ms. Shennelle  Browne

UNESCO Secretariat, Antigua

Cashew Hill

St John’s

Antigua

Tel:    268 723 0314 /

           268 770 6079

Aruba

Jairus Barry

Youth Delegate

Parlamento Hubenil Aruba

(Youth Parliament)

Caya St Kitts 7

Aruba SN

Tel:   297 740 1750 /

          297 580 6060

Fax:   297 588 0810

Email: consehohubenil@hotmail.com

           jairusbarry@hotmail.com

Bahamas

Linda Hammerton

 

#18 Wilson Street

P O Box N-8409

Nassau

Bahamas

Tel:     242 325 5642

Fax:     242 322 5276

Email: linda-hammerton@hotmail.com

Akeiro Lloyd

 

P O Box Rx-29124

George Town

Bahamas

Tel:     242 361 0050

Fax:     242 361 0050

Email:  kasper-ara@hotmail.com

Barbados

 Akim Griffith

Ministry of Housing & Land, Physical Environment /

Barbados Environmental Youth Programme

Reed Street

St Michael

The City   Bridgetown

Barbados

Tel: 246 426 4320

Fax:

E: akkim-g@hotmail.com

Theomar Holder

 “Youth in de Heart uh Barbados” Youth Path Sponsored by UNESCO & The Environmental Special Projects Unit

1st Ave Welchman Hall

St. Thomas

Barbados

Tel: 246 417 0454

Fax: 246 438 7767 (c/o ESPU)

E: theomarladonna@hotmail.com

Bonaire Netherland Antilles

Christopher Frans

 

Kaya Para Mira #11

Rincon 224 A

Bonaire

Netherland Antilles

Tel:    599 717 6717 /

599      568 0934

Fax:

Email: chrisfrans@hotmail.com

Arelys Francees

 

Kaya Caribe # 66

Noordsalina

Bonaire

Netherland Antilles

Tel:    599 526 1595

Fax:

Email: arelysfrancees91@hotmail.com

British Virgin Islands

Phillip Fahie

Ministry Natural Resources & Labour

P O Box 273

Road Town

Tortola

British Virgin Islands

Tel:   284 495 2706

Fax:   284 494 1393

Email: pfahie@yahoo.com

Commonwealth of Dominica

Jahisiah Jeremiah Benoit

Kings Hill

Teacher Goodwill High School

Member Wasi Congs Environmental Group

6 Upper Kings Hill

Roseau

Dominica

Tel:    767 500 5682  (h) /

          767 225 2830  (m)

Fax:

Email: jjbeb9.@hotmail.com

Jamaica

Dionne Brown

c/o Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO

Rex Nettleford Hall

The University of the West Indies, Mona

Kingston 5

Jamaica

Tel :     876 886 5401 /

            876 977 0214

Fax :    876 975 0754

Email : dominatrix_dionne@hotmail.com

Diego Morris

 

c/o Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO

Preston Hall

The University of the West Indies

Mona

Kingston

Jamaica

Tel:     876 898 5786

Fax:

Email:  diego16jm@yahoo.com

Saint Kitts & Nevis

Fadil Imo

Small Island Voice (SIV)

East Park Range

Basseterre

St. Kitts

Tel:    869 466 8806 (H)

Fax:

Email: fadil_257@hotmail.com

          imo_ladif@yahoo.com

Mr. Kennedy Pemberton

Small Island Voice (SIV)

#10 Rose Lane

Greenlands

P.O. Box 1515

Basseterre

St.Kitts

Tel:     869 466 4573

Fax:

Email: thenut01@hotmail.com

Saint Lucia

Lucas St Omer

Representative

St Lucia National Youth Council

P O Box 1232

# 9 Peynier Street

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:   758 452 2626

Fax:   758 452 2626

Email:  tyma26@hotmail.com

            nyc@candw.lc

Chad L. Fletcher

Saint Lucia Scouts Association

Rock Hall

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:    758 458 1215

Fax:

Email: badone_88@hotmail.com

 Lydra Chicot

Environmental Conservation and Heritage Organisation of Laborie (ECHO – LAB)

Flamboyant Avenue

Laborie

St Lucia

Tel:    758 454 5495

Fax:

Email: krazikyat@hotmail.com /

           echolabb@yahoo.com

 Nathalie Remy

Young Leader

St Lucia Girls Guide Association

Ciceron

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:    758 453 6124

Fax:

Email: natty63731@hotmail.com

 Larry Andrew

 

C/o Royal Bank of Canada

P O Box 280

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:    758 456 9253 (w) /

           758 453 3820 (h)

Fax:    (758) 456 9290

Email: larry.Andrew@rbc.com

Kissinger Anthony

Representative

Grande Anse Turtle Watch Programme

La Clery

C/o Garand Post Office

Desbarras  Babonneau

St Lucia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Tel:    758 714 4569 /

           758 714 4625 /

           758 716 8802

 Tessa Vernella Jules

Mabouya Valley Environmental Club

Mabouya Valley

P O Box QSR1

Dennery

St Lucia

Tel:    758 717 9803 /

          758 453 3273  (w)

Fax:

Email:

Chrissey Monrose

Representative

Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) Saint Lucia Chapter

Bocage

C/o Marchand Post Office

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:    758 451 8087 /

           758 519 2137/

 Fax:   758 450 2788

Email: chrismonrose@yahoo.com

 Adrian Albert

Volunteer

St. Lucia Red Cross Society

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:    758 453 2756

Fax:

Email: mooael.m@hotmail.com

Bennet Charles

Public Relations Officer

Saint Lucia National Youth Council

P O Box 1232

# 9 Peynier Street

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:    758 452 2626

Fax:    758 452 2626

Email: kareem_j9@hotmail.com

           nyc@candw.lc

Melissa Jn Baptiste

Area Youth Coordinator

St Lucia SDA Mission

Grande Riviere

Gros Islet

St Lucia

Tel:    758 450 1252/

           758 715 9775

Fax:

Email: homeblessings@yahoo.com

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Nekishar Gordon

 

Belmont

Bequia

St Vincent

Tel:     784 458 3503

Fax:

Email:  shwab6q@hotmail.com

Karen Layne

Jems Environmental Management Services

Rivulet  Enhams

Enhams Post Office

St Vincent & the Grenadines

Tel:    784 456 9842

Fax:   

Email:  jemssvg@hotmail.com

Trinidad & Tobago

Roshni Balkaran

UNESCO Club – St. George’s College

UNESCO ASPnet

39, Sosronosco, La Pastors, 

Santa Cruz

Trinidad & Tobago

Tel:     868 682 1307

Fax:   

Email:

Javan Andre Arneaud

ASPnet

#8, Pierre  Street

Prince Town

Trinidad & Tobago

Tel:     868 655 5350

Fax:

Email:  jadre15@hotmail.com

Resource Persons

Robyn Hinds

Incoming Dean

CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

Lot 40 Godet Allotments

Grand Turk

Turks & Caicos Islands

Tel:     649 243 0394

Fax:    649 946 2557

Email: nemesis-robs@hotmail.com

Andy Paul

ASPnet

1795  Naparima

Mayaro Road

Fonrose Village

Poole

Trinidad & Tobago

Tel:     868 644 6039 (h) /

            868 794 7561 (m)

Fax:     868 630 5340 (w) (school)

Email:  acpaul2@hotmail.com

Ted Webster Joseph

National Coordinator

Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) St Lucia Chapter

96 Carellie Park

Park Crescent

C/o P O Box 2071

Gros Islet

St Lucia

Tel:    758 716 2458 /

           758 451 8665

Fax:    758 451 8665

Email: wams69@yahoo.com

           wams69@hotmail.com

Ms Caroline Eugene

Social Planning Officer

Ministry of Sustainable Development & Environment Section

P O Box 709

Greaham Louisy Building

1st Floor Waterfront

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:   758 468 5043  /

          758 468 4458

Fax:   758 452 2506

Email: ceugene@planning.gov.lc

Mr Crispin d’Auvergne

Sustainable Development and Environment Officer

Ministry of Physical Development & Environment and Housing

P O Box 709

Greaham Louisy Building

1st Floor Waterfront

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:    758 451 8746 /

           758 468 5042

Fax:    758 451 6958

Email: cdauvergne@planning.gov.lc

Ms Margaret Lubrin

Community Development Officer

Ministry of Social Transformation

Greaham Louisy Building

4th Floor Waterfront

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:   758 468 5193

Fax:   758 453 7921

Email: margo2@diplomats.com

Dr Gillian Cambers

Global Coordinator

Small Islands Voice

United Nations Educational,

Scientific and Cultural Organisation

P O Box 783

Rincon

Puerto Rico 00677

Tel:   787 823 1756 /

          787 834 4726

Fax:   787 823 1774

          787 265 2880

Email: gilliancambers@aol.com

           g_cambers@hotmail.com

Ms Marva Edward

Rapporteur

Youth Director

St Lucia Red Cross

P O Box 271

Vigie

Castries

St Lucia

Tel :   758 452 5582

Fax :  758 453 7811

Email : sluredcross@candw.lc

            marve_x@hotmail.com

Ms Kershama Barnette

Ministry of Tourism

Waterfront

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:      758 468 4627

Fax:     758 451 7414

Email: sulphurgirl@hotmail.com

Ms Paule Turmel John

Secretary General

St Lucia National Commission for UNESCO

 

Tel:    758 452 7286 / 468 5273

Fax:    758 451 7633

Email: slunatcom@hotmail.com

           slunatcom@yahoo.com

Mr Peter A Murray

Programme Officer

OECS – Environment & Sustainable Development Unit

Morne Fortune

P O Box 1383

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:   758 453 6208

Fax:   758 452 2194

Email: pamurray@oecs.org

Mr David Popo

Programme Officer

OECS – Environment & Sustainable Development Unit

Morne Fortune

P O Box 1383

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:   758 453 6208

Fax:   758 452 2194

Email: dpopo@oecs.org

 

Dr Vasantha Chase

Head Of Unit

OECS – Environment & Sustainable Development Unit

Morne Fortune

P O Box 1383

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:   758 453 6208

Fax:   758 452 2194

Email: vchase@oecs.org

            oecsnrmu@candw.lc

Ms Tadia Xavier

Secretary

OECS – Environment & Sustainable Development Unit

Morne Fortune

P O Box 1383

Castries

St Lucia

Tel:   758 453 6208

Fax:   758 452 2194

Email: txavier@oecs.org

           oecsnr@candw.lc

Observers

Ms Roxanne Wolff

Coordinator

Youth Parliament Aruba

Dept. of Social Affaires

Av. Milo Croes 112

Oranjestad

Aruba

Tel:    297 588 6860

Fax:    297 588 0810

Email: parlamentohubenil@hotmail.com

Dr Heather Johnson

Deputy Program Manger

Youth & Community Development

CARICOM Secretariat

Bank of Guyana Building

Ave of the Republic

Georgetown

Guyana

Tel:    592 226 9281 – 9 Ext 274

Fax:    592 225 0871

Email: hjohnson@caricom.org

Dr Peggy Fairbairn Dunlop

UNESCO Pacific Regional Office

Pacific Regional Office

Private Bag Matautu

Tel:

Fax:

Email:  fairdun@samoa.ws

            peggy@unesco.org.ws

 



Annex 3

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TITLE

CAT

1

Using conventional mass media sources for  dissemination of sex education and HIV/AIDS information

Origin

Youth Dialogue on Sustainable Development

Villa Santa Maria, Castries, Saint Lucia

Beneficiaries

Youth of the Caribbean, in particular young parents

CARICOM Governments

Present

Partners

Regional

Partners

To be determined

Possible

Development Partners

UNICEF

UNESCO

Others to be determined

Lead

Agency

Caribbean Community Secretariat

Youth

Agency(s)

CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

Caribbean Youth Environmental Network (CYEN)

Duration

2 years

Budget

To be determined

Theme

“Life and love in the Caribbean” – Island lifestyles and culture

Priority

Issue

The need to clarify the existing myths regarding sex, sexuality and HIV/AIDS

Goal

Existing myths regarding sex, sexuality and HIV/AIDS are clarified

Objective(s)

  1. Sexual knowledge in youth is improved
  2. Myths regarding HIV/AIDS obviated
  3. Linkages between youth organisations and regional media houses improved

Components

  1. Improving sexual knowledge in youth
  2. HIV/AIDS information disseminated
  3. Creating linkages between media and youth
  4. Project management (including monitoring and evaluation)

Action

Needed

Commitment of regional media houses


EXPLANATORY NOTES

#

TITLE

CAT

2

Youth skills training for the creation of credit opportunities

Origin

Youth Dialogue on Sustainable Development

Villa Santa Maria, Castries, Saint Lucia

Beneficiaries

Youth of the Caribbean

Present

Partners

Regional

Partners

Caribbean Community Secretariat

OECS Environment and Sustainable Development Unit (ESDU)

Possible

Development Partners

UNESCO

Others to be determined

Lead

Agency

OECS ESDU

Youth

Agency(s)

Small Islands Voice

Caribbean Youth Environmental Network (CYEN)

Duration

2 years

Budget

To be determined

Theme

“Money in my pocket” – economic and employment opportunities

 

Priority

Issue

Marketability of and skills training for young people

Goal

Economic viability of young people is improved

Objective(s)

  1. Youth of the CARICOM region are equipped with the skills for the job market
  2. Youth are afforded improved access to tertiary technical, vocational and academic education

Components

  1. Resource mobilization
  2. Determination of requisite skills
  3. Skills training seminars
  4. Provisions of scholarships
  5. Project management (including monitoring and evaluation)

Action

Needed

Stated commitment from present partners

Needs evaluation


EXAMPLE

#

TITLE

CAT

3

Youth mentorship in the Caribbean Community

Origin

Youth Dialogue on Sustainable Development

Villa Santa Maria, Castries, Saint Lucia

Beneficiaries

Youth of CARICOM Member States

Present

Partners

Regional

Partners

CARICOM Secretariat

OECS Secretariat

Caribbean Development Bank

Possible

Development Partners

To be determined

Lead

Agency

Caribbean Community Secretariat

Youth

Agency(s)

CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

CYEN

Duration

First phase     : September 2005 –  June 2006

Second phase : September 2006 – June 2007

Budget

To be determined

Theme

“Life and love in islands” - Island lifestyles and culture

 

Priority

Issue

Need to increase academic and social performance in Caribbean youth

Goal

Involvement and performance of the youth of the Caribbean in academic and social activities is improved

Objective(s)

  1. Leadership qualities in Caribbean youth are improved or increased
  2. Academic and vocational training performances in Caribbean youth are improved
  3. Social values of Caribbean youth improved

Components

  1. Identification of model students
  2. Identification of test groups
  3. Development/design of mentorship programme
  4. Implementation and assessment of mentorship programme with test groups
  5. Project management (including monitoring and evaluation)

Action

Needed

Cooperation/collaboration of educational institutions

Mass media collaboration

Regional commitment to the proposed programme


#

TITLE

CAT

4

A Second Chance for Teenaged Mothers

Origin

Youth Dialogue on Sustainable Development

Villa Santa Maria, Castries, Saint Lucia

Beneficiaries

Teenaged mothers in Caribbean Community Member States

Present

Partners

Regional

Partners

Caribbean Community Secretariat

OECS Education Reform Unit (OERU)

Possible

Development Partners

UNESCO

UNICEF

Canadian International Development Agency

Lead

Agency(s)

UNESCO

National Ministries responsible for Gender Affairs

Youth

Agency(s)

Organisation for the Education of Teenage Mothers (OETM)

Young Leaders

National Youth Councils

Duration

September 2005 – August 2008

Budget

To be determined

Theme

“Life and love in islands” - Island lifestyles and culture

Priority

Issue

Insufficiency and inadequacy of support mechanisms for teenaged mothers

Goal

The reintroduction of teenaged mothers into the secondary education system is achieved

Objective(s)

  1. An educational system that caters to the needs of teenaged mothers is provided
  2. Alternate training for teenaged mothers is provided

Components

  1. Development and provision of support system
  2. Facilitation of continuing education
  3. Provision of training in parental and relevant employment skills

Action

Needed

Resource mobilization

Identification of training facilitators

Creation of Social acceptability of the concept


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CAT

5

Establishing cultural linkages among Caribbean Youth

Origin

Youth Dialogue on Sustainable Development

Villa Santa Maria, Castries, Saint Lucia

Beneficiaries

Youth of the Caribbean Community

Present

Partners

Regional

Partners

Caribbean Community Secretariat

OECS Education Reform Unit (OERU)

Possible

Development Partners

Canadian International Development Agency

Government of the Republic of China on Taiwan

Others  to be determined

Lead

Agency(s)

UNESCO

Youth

Agency(s)

Young Leaders Clubs

National Youth Councils

Service organisations

Duration

September 2005 – August 2008

Budget

To be determined

Theme

“Life and love in islands” - Island lifestyles and culture

Priority

Issue

Limited awareness and appreciation of Caribbean Culture

Goal

Awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the Caribbean Region is improved

Objective(s)

  1. Mechanisms to facilitate exchange of cultural information among Caribbean youth developed and facilitated

Components

  1. Increasing cultural awareness among Caribbean youth
  2. Promotion of island culture
  3. Enhancing appreciation of cultural diversity

Action

Needed

Improved internet access in schools

Increase media house involvement in youth issues

Financial resource mobilisation


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TITLE

CAT

6

Youth projects in Sustainable Development

Origin

Youth Dialogue on Sustainable Development

Villa Santa Maria, Castries, Saint Lucia

Beneficiaries

Present

Partners

Regional

Partners

CARICOM Secretariat

OECS ESDU

Development Partners

To be determined

Lead

Agency(s)

OECS ESDU

Youth

Agency(s)

National Youth Councils

Duration

First phase  : March 2005 – September 2006

Subsequent phases to be determined

Budget

First phase : US$100,000

Subsequent phases to be determined

Theme

Life and love in islands – island lifestyles and culture

My island home – safeguarding island environments

Money in my pocket – economic and employment opportunities

Priority

Issue

Inadequacy of financial resources for community interventions by youth

Goal

The involvement of youth in sustainable development activities in their communities is increased

Objective(s)

To facilitate the increased involvement of young people of the Caribbean in sustainable development activities in their communities

Components

  1. Identification of small community based youth projects
  2. Development and funding of project proposals
  3. Project implementation

Action

Needed

Resource mobilization

Development of project implementation capability in National Youth Councils