About KCDI Jamaica Focal Point Kevoy Community Development Institute (KCDI) Jamaica is the focal point for Jamaica within the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC). Our aims are the following:
Support to NGOs:Informing you in a timely fashion on events and opportunities to collaborate with the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC).
Conference registration:Through CPDC, we facilitate participation of NGOs to most of the training conducted by the CPDC and beyond.
Technical assistance:With support from the Common wealth Foundation, we carry out limited capacity-building activities with civil society organizations.
KCDI's Representatives to the CPDC are Dr. Margaret Chin and Capt. Herman Green JP
A Brief History of CPDC The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a coalition of Caribbean non-governmental organizations. It was established in 1991 to sensitize NGOs and the general public on key policy issues and to impact policy makers on decisions which put the interests of Caribbean people at the center of the Caribbean development strategy.
Since its inception CPDC has lobbied regional and international governments on behalf of the sections of the Caribbean populations whose voices are less heard. In doing so CPDC has become accepted as a significant social partner in the development of the region.
Our Mandate - ’Making an Impact on Public Policy’
CPDC’s Mandate is to help Caribbean NGOs to:
Understand how policies affecting Caribbean people are made.
Share information about policies and decision making processes.
Work to influence and bring positive change to the development process.
Lobby for policies which are in the interest of Caribbean people.
CPDC promotes developement which:
Is people oriented
Is environmentally sustainable
Protects human rights
Is equitable in terms of gender, race, class, age and ability/disability
Encourages leadership and learning at all levels
Is based on active and effective participation of people in the decision-making process