Development specialists from government and non-government agencies across Jamaica will gather for the second annual National Best Practice Symposium For Community Development on November 22 in Kingston.
The event is being held under the topic Joint Action for Total Solution and will highlight the thematic areas of governance, livelihoods, housing, parenting and, safety and security.
The symposium is expected to attract interest from across the region as it will highlight case studies on successful interventions in formerly troubled communities; discussions on improving the use of investments in housing; approaches to strengthen statutory compliance by community boards; and policies that guide community based contracting and social enterprise and also gender mainstreaming.
Agencies spearheading the symposium are the Planning Institute of Jamaica – Community Renewal Programme (PIOJ-CRP); the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), the Citizen Security and Justice Programme III (CSJP-III), Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), JPS (JPS), National Housing Trust (NHT) and the Social Development Commission (SDC).
The Best Practice Symposium builds on last year’s staging and is promoting coordination and collaboration among development specialists and other practitioners who work in the NGO and social services sector.
The symposium will be streamed live on the Facebook pages of the lead agencies and invites feedback at the hashtag #BestPracticeSymposium2017.