Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 29, 2021 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis Youth Ambassa

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 29, 2021 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis Youth Ambassador Corps
officially launched a new project on Wednesday (April 28, 2021) designed to increase the
contributions of young people to the sustainable development of the twin-island Federation.
The initiative, dubbed the Youth Capacity Building Small Grants Project on Youth in Sustainable
Development, will build the capacity and practical skills of young people to design, implement,
and monitor interventions relevant to the social, economic, and sustainable development of youth
and their communities. The project is geared towards members of youth groups specifically. It is
spearheaded by the national youth ambassador corps in collaboration with the GEF Small Grants
Programme (SGP), and the Departments of Youth in St. Kitts, and Nevis.
The Small Grants Project is funding the initiative to the tune of US$49,970.00. SGP Coordinator,
Illis Watts, noted that her organization has a long and productive partnership with the Department
of Youth Empowerment in St. Kitts that has resulted in several environmental-centric projects such
as seabed and beach clean-ups, an art exhibition, and coral reef tours and education sessions.
Ms. Watts added that she is constantly seeking new opportunities to promote sustainable actions
and this project fits the strategic objective of the organizations.
“The committee is very pleased with what this project is going to deliver and particularly that this
project is going to be a national project,” she stated, adding that it will help to “set a standard for
similar national projects in the Federation.
Minister of Youth, the Honourable Jonel Powell, said the creativity and resilience of young people
are evident in this project.
“This initiative is indeed a testament to the ability of our young people to rise to the occasion, to
identify a critical community need, to develop creative interventions, and to build and mobilize a
network of partners for an effective response to that need,” he stated. “… It also unveils the
inherent ability to lead in realizing the necessary community improvements and growth, ultimately
shaping a stronger, more sustainable St. Kitts and Nevis.”
CARICOM Youth Ambassador, Dwane Hendrickson, encouraged members of youth groups to
register for the interactive youth building project, noting that it will be a tremendous benefit to
their organization.
Groups can register at the respective Departments of Youth in the Federation. The project begins
on May 01. 2021 and concludes at the end of August 2022.
Source:
Times Caribbean. (2021, April 30). Capacity Building Project aims to increase youth
involvement in sustainable development. Times Caribbean Online. Retrieved December 22,
2021, from http://www.timescaribbeanonline.com/capacity-building-project-aims-toincrease-youth-involvement-in-sustainable-development/
Questions- Answer all
1. As the project management team responsible for the successful implementation of the
youth development project in St. Kitts, create five (5) subsidiary project plans to show
how your project team will effectively manage the project.
Your team focus should be
on developing the
(a) Stakeholders Management/Engagement plan
NOTE: This exercise mimics a real-world situation and allows you to develop some useful
project plans and documents for the project. The exercise requires the application of project
management knowledge. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions but there are
poor, good, and excellent answers. The best and excellent answers are based on ‘best practices
in the field of project management which aligns or integrates with the information provided in
the case and project management processes.
Good project managers always plan before doing! The effective use of planning processes and
documents helps reduce the occurrences of ‘firefighting’ during project execution and provides a
baseline to continuously monitor and control project performance.

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