Applications Close October 7, 2015: UNICEF/USAID/OECS Secretariat Training in Responsible Coverage of Children’s Issues November 18 – 20, St. John’s Antigua

Sep 10, 2015 | News, News Releases

New training is being offered in Responsible Coverage of Children’s and Youth Issues under a project partnership with UNICEF, USAID, the OECS Secretariat and the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM).

The first of two (2) workshops will take place in St. John’s, Antigua from November 18 to 20, 2015, and will use a UNICEF-sponsored manual designed for Caribbean media professionals, being prepared as part of the project.

The workshop facilitators include veteran journalist and ACM General Secretary Wesley Gibbings, media consultant and journalist Steve Maximay and UNICEF Social Protection Advisor, Dr Lisa McClean-Trotman.


The OECS Secretariat and UNICEF (Eastern Caribbean Area) are offering bursaries to participants from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Montserrat,Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia,St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

The OECS and UNICEF bursaries will cover participants’ air fare, ground transportation, meals, and accommodation.   A maximum of twenty-four (24) bursaries – two per country/ territory – are available for members in good standing with the CBU.  The training is also open to self-funded participants.


The CBU Secretariat will soon publish additional information, providing detailed criteria for participants as well as the application/registration form.

Prospective participants, from CBU member organizations are asked to send expressions of interest in the training to the Secretariat at