GIS:-The Series will be Aired in the Wider Caribbean and the Diaspora.
Vini Kozé, the OECS Commission’s public education forum series on regional integration, will begin airing on television stations across OECS member states, the wider Caribbean, and in the Diaspora today, July 25.
Vini Kozé, Kwéyòl for “Let’s Chat,” provides an opportunity for key decision makers, grassroots observers and experts within respective fields to discuss and debate issues raised by a live audience on the achievements, development opportunities, and challenges facing the region.
The series, funded by the 10th European Development Fund, acts as a conduit for a collective citizens’ voice to help shape local, regional and national policy as it relates to the various facets of Regional Integration.
Forum topics include education, economic development, youth empowerment, regional integration, agriculture, and climate change.
OECS Director General, Dr Didacus Jules, believes that the issues of deep concern to the average citizen should be at the forefront of discussions that seek to shape the future of the region.
“This initiative provides a platform for intelligent and open discussion and debate on areas of interest to our citizens, such as education, youth empowerment and climate change. The views, opinions, and aspirations shared by citizens will be canvassed in shaping the future of the OECS in relation to these key areas of development,” said Dr Jules.
Dr Jules hopes that discussions held at the live fora will continue in homes via the television broadcast and that citizens will engage the Commission once again through online participation in the subsequent OECS social media campaign.
The OECS Public Education Forum Series ran from January to March 2017 and was staged across six OECS member states including the BVI, Anguilla, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Martinique. The series was funded by the European Union through its 10th EDF program on Economic Integration and Trade of the OECS region and was produced by ELShaFord Productions on behalf of the OECS Commission.