The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Social Services, in partnership with the United Nations (UN) Women and United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), have made the launch of the ‘Build Back Equal’ Project in the Commonwealth of Dominica on Monday.
The following announcement has been made by the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, via his official social media handle. While making the announcement about the following, PM Dr Skerrit has also shared the glimpses of the launching ceremony.
It is to be noted that the project is being implemented in Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines with the funding from the Global Affairs Canada.
Notably, this 4-year joint project will be contributing to the economic resilience of the women in the Eastern Caribbean by taking a comprehensive approach towards addressing the barriers that women are facing to economic empowerment and providing increased sustainable opportunities for women’s economic growth.
Noting to which, Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, added that, “The 4-year joint project will contribute to the economic resilience of women in the Eastern Caribbean by addressing the barriers they face to economic empowerment and providing increased sustainable opportunities for growth and independence.”
It is also considered that the project will extend support to the Governments and the private sector in four Eastern Caribbean countries in empowering their capacities and access to financing to sustainably alleviate women’s unpaid care work burden via subsidized quality childcare.
In addition to this, this project is also aiming at building sustainable, resilient livelihoods by increasing the access to reliable financing to grow MSME’s via environmentally friendly, climate and shock resilient innovation.
Moreover, it is also to be noted that, for formally launching the project, in partnership with UN Women and UNFPA, the inaugural Regional Project Steering Committee Meeting supported by the Government of Canada will be officially launched.