Daily Archives: February 1, 2010

Afra Raymond TV interview – “Continued silence on the ongoing debacle of the CL Financial bailout”

Excellent interview. Well worth your time to watch the video.

Further stories on the CL Financial and CLICO mess at www.afraraymond.com

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Community Video Makers to be trained at Future Centre workshop. Could this be something new for you?

Barbados Grassroots Community projects to be funded through Video Workshop

Twelve persons from local communities throughout Barbados will be given the opportunity to participate in an educational workshop focused on amateur video production and project planning to be held in February 2010. The aim of the project is to teach new skills to assist communities in the application of various funding opportunities with a focus on the Global Environmental Facility’s Small Grant’s Programme (GEF SGP) implemented locally in Barbados and the OECS by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Thanks to consultative work carried out by the UNDP under the auspice of the GEF SGP, it is recognised that communities need to be given alternatives in the process of applying for international funds, specifically under this programme which has a focus of environmentally related projects. Project Coordinator, Ms Nicole Garofano, and Administrator with the Future Centre Trust highlights “funding application procedures can act as a hindrance to the protection and conservation of our environments. It is for this reason that there is a clear need to modify funding application procedures in order to increase accessibility of funds to a larger range of groups”. The Future Centre Trust (FCT) has received funds from the GEF SGP to provide this workshop to further expand the SGP’s ability to assist local communities. Continue reading

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