United Nations Development Programme
Trinidad and Tobago
UNDP representative visits Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles
On Tuesday the 23rd of February 2010, Mr. Edo Stork, Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office for Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Aruba, and Netherlands Antilles, made a courtesy call to the Prime Minister Mrs. Emily de Jongh - Elhage of the Netherlands Antilles.
Discussion between (from right to left) the Prime Minister Mrs. Emily de Jongh - Elhage, Mr. Edo Stork, and Mr. Ralph James
Present at this meeting was also the Director of the Department for Development Cooperation, Mr. Ir. Ralph James. The mission of Mr. Stork took place in relation to the Netherlands Antilles/UNDP ‘Capacity Development for Nation Building in the Netherlands Antilles”-project which was signed by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles on the 23rd of June.
This project contains a number of goals, such as for example:
- “A Completed national MDG report and the creation of socio economic internet databases for Curacao and St. Maarten”
- “To facilitate an efficient transfer of tasks and responsibilities from federal government to new country governments including to the new countries (Country Curaçao, Country St. Maarten) and archive data.”
Mr. Stork took the opportunity to introduce to the Prime Minister Mrs. Okama Brook, who has taken up her assignment in the Netherlands Antilles for the before mentioned project in the Department of Development Cooperation.
From left to right :Mrs. Okama Brook, Prime Minister Mrs. Emily de Jongh - Elhage, Mrs. Agnette Kingswijk-Tobi, Mr. Edo Stork, and Mr. Ralph James.
During his mission from 22-25 February, Mr. Stork held
conversations with various stakeholders to discuss in depth the
implementation of the project which is managed by Mrs. Jamila Romero,
Senior Policy Officer of the Department for Development Cooperation and
furthermore explored in which other areas UNDP could be of assistance in
In relation to the project already two change management workshops for directors and heads of services have been completed in Curacao and St Maarten.
Drafted, 8 March 2010, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago