Caribbean Local Economic Development Program
CARILED is proud to support and participate in two upcoming events coordinated by the Trade and Economic Development Unit (TEDU) of University of the West Indies' St. Augustine campus. These events, related to local economic development in extractive industries, will include a 3D poster competition for youth and a regional LED conference that will take place on June 14, 2013. For further information, visit TEDU's website.
Municipal expert Dana Purton Dickson of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, recently took part in a CARILED mission. In this article, she discusses her work developing local area economic profiles in communities in St. Lucia,Dominica and Grenada, and her meetings with local government officials in these countries. Her work, and that of other municipal experts participating in this mission, will help CARILED develop tartgeted strategies to support local governments as they develop policies and services that foster economic development in communities throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean.
CARILED supports Caribbean Urban Forum 2013, [R]Evolution, where participants shared their views on local governance, community engagement on urban planning and overall growth of micro, small and medium enterprises in the Caribbean. Read the press release.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), in partnership with the Caribbean Forum of Local Government Ministers (CFLGM), the Caribbean Association of Local Government Authorities (CALGA) and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), is implementing a six-year, 22.9 million dollar project to stimulate sustainable local economic development (LED) in the Caribbean Region.
From 2012 to 2018, the Caribbean Local Economic Development Program, (CARILED) will support nearly 50 local governments and agencies in their Local Economic Development initiatives targeting more than 500 small and medium size enterprises (MSME) throughout the Caribbean. CARILED is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).