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The Direct Aid Program


The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities managed by Heads of Australian Missions in approximately 45 countries. The emphasis of the program is on alleviating basic humanitarian hardships. 

For more information about the program, visit dfat.gov.au/direct_aid_program.

Effective January 1, 2012, Bahamas, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago became ineligible for DAP funding having graduated from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) list of Official Development Assistance (ODA) on January 1, 2012.

Proposals are now being considered for the 2013-14 financial year. Interested persons can submit an official DAP Application form along with a detailed budget to Steffan Bryce, DAP Coordinator, via e-mail at steffan.bryce@dfat.gov.au.

  

Development Assistance

Direct Aid Program (DAP)

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities available to most CARICOM countries. The emphasis of the program is on alleviating basic humanitarian hardships.

DAP Recipients 2012-13:
  • Medical Relief Association – St Vincent and the Grenadines: Primary Health Screening and Education
  • The Caribbean Institute – Suriname: Protected Organic Horticulture and Adaptation to Climate Change
  • St David’s RC Church – Grenada: Restoration of the Marian House
  • Mt Airy Community Centre – Grenada: Construction of Upper Level for use by the Mt Airy Young Readers’ Programme
  • Pointe/Salybia Development Committee – Dominica: Repairs to the Tunubuku Reference Library
  • The Nevis Agricultural Youth Forum – St Kitts and Nevis: Procurement of Shade House for the Charlestown Secondary School
  • GRENSAVE – Grenada: Women and Youth Income Generating Project
  • WINAD – Regional: Arms Trade Treaty Workshop
  • HUMANA People to People Belize – Belize: Empowering Women Through Income-Generating Activities
  • St Lucia Crisis Centre Corporation – St Lucia: Educational Support and Capacity-Building – Ione Erlinger-Forde Education Project
  • Grenada National Organization of Women (GNOW) – Grenada: Basic Carpentry and Joinery Training for Impoverished Women
  • Kalinago Council – Dominica: Bataca Water Supply Project
  • Tucker-Clarke Primary School – St Kitts and Nevis: Brighter Sparks Library/Resource Centre
  • Rainbow Unique Nursery & Pre-School – St Vincent and the Grenadines: Early Childhood Development and Building Renovation Project
  • Charlotte’s Nursery School – Dominica: Fencing and Renovation of Charlotte’s Nursery School
  • Royal St Kitts and Nevis Police Force – St Kitts and Nevis: Police Junior Drum Corps Enhancement
  • Women in Agriculture for Rural Development (WARD) – St Vincent and the Grenadines: Promoting Small Vegetable Farm Production
  • St Theresa’s RC School – Grenada: Completion of Playing Field
  • GRENCODA – Grenada: Upgrading GRENCODA’s Physical Operating Space and Computer Lab
  • Sherwin Fraser – Guyana: Literacy and Numeracy Intervention Programme for Children with Learning Difficulties
  • Canaries Estate – St Lucia: Canaries Estate Agro-Tourism Project
  • Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College – St Kitts and Nevis: Design and Construction of Solar System and Water Catchment
  • Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross Society – Antigua and Barbuda: Preventing the Spread of HIV & AIDS Amoung Our Youth – a “Together We Can” based approach
  • Voices of Women, Nevis Inc. – St Kitts and Nevis: “Second Chance” Teen Mothers Program
  • The Salvation Army – St Kitts and Nevis: Motivating Young Minds Through Interactive Learning and a Safe Environment
  • Spanish Town Citizens Against Gun Violence – Jamaica: Spanish Town Steel Band
  • Sacred Sports Foundation – St Lucia: Learn, Work and Lead – A Youth Employment Training and Social Development Programme Continue reading “The Direct Aid Program”

Business Training Program


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The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) through its Small Business Development Centre (SBDCBelize), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CARILED, to facilitate a one week Business Training Program, for entrepreneurs , under CARILED Belize. The Training program is expected to transfer tools and information, in the areas of Marketing and Sales, Customer Service, Entrepreneurship-innovation, Costing and Pricing, Recordkeeping, Business Model Generation, among others. The program will commence Thursday, November 7th-November 14th, 2013, 9am-4pm, at Samuel Haynes Institute of Excellence.

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SBDCBelize, remains committed to its mission of fostering entrepreneurship through innovation, and looks forward to continue making small business happen, with the focus of creating economic impact.  

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In this regard, the training should educate entrepreneurs with a well-rounded package to equip them in their business ventures.

 

Australian Direct Aid Program


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The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities managed by Heads of Australian Missions in approximately 45 countries. The emphasis of the program is on alleviating basic humanitarian hardships.

For more information about the program, visit dfat.gov.au/direct_aid_program.

Effective January 1, 2012, Bahamas, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago became ineligible for DAP funding having graduated from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) list of Official Development Assistance (ODA) on January 1, 2012.

Continue reading “Australian Direct Aid Program”

Entrepreneurship Program Technical Committee Work-shop


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The  for the development of the National Entrepreneurship Strategy for Belize had their first meeting on August 6th, 2013. The committee has representatives from the private as well as public sectors and their over-all objective is to assist with the development of the National Entrepreneurship Strategy for Belize.

The objective of the first work-shop was to define the roles and responsibilities of the technical committee; review the regional strategy that was developed;  familiarize them-selves with the terms and definitions of entrepreneurship used in the region and identify the priority axes for Belize.

To see more photos of this event, click on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.571346022903736.1073741849.218040954900913&type=3

 

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