The executive directors of the Caribbean Association of Local Government Authorities (CALGA) had the first of a two-day meeting. Jamaica was represented by Councillor Kenisha Gordon, 1st Vice President of CALGA.
On day-one, the team focused on the:
• overview of local government in the Caribbean
•status of local government in Antigua
•creation of CALGA Women’s Division Steering Committee
•review and amendment to CALGA constitution ( to be ratified at next biennial meeting).
•measures to strengthen local government in the Caribbean among other important local government related issues.
On day two ( April 30, 2019), the team focused heavily on climate change and its impact of local government in the region. A special presentation was delivered by EU-North America Technical Coordinator for the International Urban Cooperation ( IUC).
Councillor Kenisha Gordon presented on the responsiveness of local councils/ municipal corporations ( with focus on Jamaica) through their disaster units.
The meetings were chaired by the CALGA President Chairman Roberts.
At the end of the meetings, all members agreed to share local government best practices within their local and with sister Caribbean countries.