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Keeping the light of transparency shining: Maintaining accountability in the extractive sector (Newspaper article)

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, last week, signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding on the Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and commemorated the launch of the Sixth National Report of the Trinidad and Tobago Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TTEITI). The EITI process is a voluntary one, established internationally as best practice to improve transparency and accountability…

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Catalysing Communities: participation of civil society groups critical to achieving sustainable development (newspaper column)

ON September 6, an open letter which was signed by 60 civil society organisations was hand-delivered to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), urging the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to sign and ratify the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (also known as the Escazú…

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Civil society calls on the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to signal its commitment to good environmental governance by signing and ratifying the Escazú Agreement

On Tuesday 23 July 2019, at the Lloyd Best Institute of the Caribbean, 30 civil society organisations working on environmental management across Trinidad and Tobago participated in the People Protecting our Planet: National civil society workshop on the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is also known…

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The 10th Cropper Foundation Writers’ Workshop marks 20 years of support for Caribbean Literature

On Saturday 13th July, on the quiet north coast of Trinidad, the Cropper Foundation hosted the closing ceremony of the 10th residential workshop for Caribbean emerging writers. Twelve writers successfully completed the three-week Residency Programme, joining a literary community of over 180 alumni who have competed to take part in these workshops held so far in Grand Riviere, Toco and…

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IDB Executive Members visit TCF Project

On May 28th, The Cropper Foundation’s project ‘Making Agriculture Profitable and Sustainable’ (MAPS) was showcased for the visit of members of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Executive Board to Trinidad and Tobago. We were hosted at the NAMDEVCO Packinghouse, our partners in the project, where the processing of crops under the project will happen later in 2019. Also meeting with the IADB…

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Policy needs people to come alive

For World Environment Day 2019, The Cropper Foundation and its Civil Society Partners under the EU-funded Action ‘CSOs for Good Environmental Governance’ contributed to a Trinidad and Tobago public education supplement, bring light to the issues faced by communities and CSOs across Trinidad and Tobago. Read the full article here.

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Farmers’ Workshop – IDB MAPS

The Foundation, together with partners NAMDEVCO, IICA, CARIRI and the Chemistry, Food and Drug Division of the Ministry of Health, hosted a training workshop on the responsible use of agricultural chemicals, for farmers interested in participating in the MAPS project, on May 29th, 2019. The one (1) day training focused on topics pertinent to project including: Selection of chemicals and…

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Fundraiser event for the Writers’ Workshop

With 9 Adult workshops and 5 teenage workshops, the Cropper Foundation Residential Workshop for Caribbean Emerging Writers, has become one of the landmark events in Caribbean Literature. To celebrate this success, and raise funds to support its continuation, The Cropper Foundation hosted a fund-raising event with readings from celebrated alumni including Barbra Jenkins and Desiree Seebaran, a Cropper Conversation between…

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