Calling all civil society and community groups in T&T!

March 27th, 2024

The Cropper Foundation, along with Veni Apwann, is proud to launch the IGNITE CSOs (Improving Governance, Networking, and Inclusivity Towards Empowered Civil Society Organisations) initiative in Trinidad and Tobago!
Supported by the European Union in Trinidad and Tobago, this transformative action is set to elevate Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across our nation, enhancing their capabilities and resilience. IGNITE CSOs comprises three distinct pathways tailored to address key challenges facing CSOs.

Pathway 1 focuses on improving the legal and fiscal environment for CSOs, addressing issues like bank de-risking and regulatory ambiguity. Pathway 2 aims to build CSO capacity through nationally recognised competency frameworks and micro-credentials, empowering them with essential skills and qualifications. Pathway 3 focuses on creating a distributed value network for CSO resources, leveraging digital technology and personalised support.
Today’s launch featured remarks from His Excellency Peter Cavendish, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago and Ms Ravina Bridgelal, Legal Counsel, Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs.

TCF’s CEO Omar Mohammed also gave a brief overview of the work IGNITE CSOs sets out do. The event closed with a panel discussion with Sandra Pyke-Anthony (Veni Apwann), Warren Anderson (Project Management Institute Southern Caribbean Chapter) and Mariano Browne (Arthur Lok Jack School of Business/Financial Analyst), moderated by TCF’s Kyle Boodoo.

IGNITE CSOs: Improving Governance, Networking and Inclusivity Towards Empowered Civil Society Organisations).