The ECS Delegations in the Eastern Caribbean States (ECS) is pleased to welcome Mr. Gregg C.E. Rawlins, a national of Barbados, who has been appointed Representative of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in the Eastern Caribbean States, with effect from July 1, 2019.
Two students from the Leon Hess Secondary School participated in a two-week internship (July 8th – 19th 2019) with the Delegation in Saint Lucia as part of a work skill and experience programme. Since 2015, the Saint Lucia Delegation has facilitated interns, using the avenue to give students about to enter their last year at secondary school practical experience of the working environment and the agricultural sector.
The improved availability of specific information/intelligence to guide decision-making in agriculture has substantial value in allowing stakeholders to take the best possible course of action.
The activity is a model for engaging stakeholders and validating national efforts.
The Associative Internship capacity building workshop was aimed at advancing the Associative Internship methodology (AIM) introduced in 2016 by leveraging its utility in enhancing communication and adoption through peer-to-peer learning. The objective of this activity was to demonstrate the value-adding function of suitable administrative and governance processes in commercial/entrepreneurial development.
Thirty secondary school students in St. Lucia benefited from a week-long camp focused on building critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the application of science to real-world challenges.