CDB Issues Road Safety Project Challenge to St. Lucian Youth
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) announced it has allocated USD10,000 in funding assistance to implement one of the road safety projects conceptualised by participants in the recently concluded VYBZING Youth Forum under the theme, "Road Safety: Save a Life, Save a Future." The participants have been challenged to prepare feasible project proposals for submission to the Bank for funding consideration. The chosen project will receive the USD10,000 in funding assistance. Mr. Glen McCarvell, Operations Officer, Economic Infrastructure Division, CDB, shared with participants the parameters of the project challenge. He stated that the project must be centred on safer roads and mobility, or safer road users, and the proposal must include the project rationale, a project description, an implementation plan and a budget. Participants were also advised of the evaluation criteria and challenge documentation submission schedule. The VYBZING Youth Forum took place from May 15 - 17, 2013 at the Bay Gardens Inn, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia. The VYBZING Youth Forum is part of the CDB's Youth VYBZING Outreach Programme. The programme is a platform for youth engagement with emphasis on youth empowerment and participation in the development process. The VYBZING Youth Forum was conducted in collaboration with the Government of St. Lucia's Ministry of Youth Development and Sports, and was facilitated by Youth For Road Safety (YOURS), an international youth-led and youth-oriented non-governmental organisation focused on young road safety. CAPTION: Glen McCarvell, Operations Officer, Economic Infrastructure Division, CDB, shared with participants the parameters of the road safety project challenge.