UNDP Virtual School Online Course in Democratic Dialogue attracts nearly 80 persons

The Department of Interior and Kingdom Relations (BAK) of the Ministry of General Affairs project National Development Plan (NDP) virtual online course on democratic dialogue, attracted close to 80 persons which is double the course capacity.  

74 persons pre-registered and of that 57 are currently enrolled ranging in age from 20 to 65-years of age. The course started on August 13 and runs until September 6. Language of instruction is in English.

The Regional Centre of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for Latin America and the Caribbean (RCLAC) is supporting the Sint Maarten NDP process through a capacity building program for "dialogue champions" and "facilitators" integrating virtual and face-to-face learning on democratic dialogue.

The participant after successfully completing the course will receive a certificate of approval issued by UNDP Virtual School and UNDP RCLAC.

The NDP project operates under the theme, "Building a Nation: Sint Maarten National Development Plan & Institutional Strengthening."

The course attracted persons who are interested in getting involved with the NDP process and playing a crucial role in the bottoms-up approach that has been embarked upon.

The NDP is being developed through community engagement/people participation. The NDP is a people’s project that is putting institutions in place that not only enable everyone in St. Maarten to come together to build a national development strategy but to have an on-going participation in its implementation.

For further information please refer to: na*****************@si************.org, and/ or call 542-0897 or visit the Facebook Page St. Maarten National Development Plan.

PHOTO CUTLINE: The enthusiastic group of Democratic Dialogue participants who are currently involved in the virtual course that will certify them to be national development dialogue champions. DCOMM Photo