Representatives of units of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) met for the second time in the programme’s 13-year presence in Trinidad and Tobago.
Chief Secretary Orville London, who led the Assembly team, described the two-hour meeting at the Blue Haven Hotel in Bacolet as “informative and productive”. He said it was a unique meeting which provided the Assembly the opportunity to meet with a number of UN agencies to interact and to highlight some of the areas where there could be more meaningful collaboration.
“What I like about this morning was the focus was not about just strengthening the relationship but ensuring that we have better quality deliverables, more sustainability and more predictability,” London said.
London said he expected there would be more focussed processes in future where the Divisions would be able to intensify the relationship with the respective UNDP agencies and Tobago would benefit from that.
He said one other aspect was the monitoring of the programmes and the general evaluation between the UNDP agencies and the Divisions and he was looking forward to a more productive relationship between the agencies and the divisions.