Women leadership training workshop taken to Region Six

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, April 22, 2018

Several women from various Local Democratic Organs (LDOS) in Region Six, East Berbice-Corentyne recently participated in a workshop to enhance their leadership skills.

The two-day Gender and Local Government workshop ran from April 19-20 and was hosted at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) boardroom in New Amsterdam.

The training organised by the Guyana Women’s Leadership Institute (GWLI), which falls under the purview of the Ministry of Social Protection covered topics such as laws of local government, organisational skills for development and team building for success.

It was the third in a series of similar training workshops held in several regions across the country.

Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry before declaring the workshop open encouraged the participants to make full use of the opportunity provided to aid in their participation at the Local Government level. The minister noted that the extent of women’s participation in politics and their access to decision-making processes can be seen as key indicators of the achievement of gender equality in Guyana.

Further, the Education Minister noted that women leaders who are involved in decision-making are ideally positioned to contribute meaningfully at the national and the international level.

Chairperson of the GWLI, Trisha Watson also urged the women to capitalise on the training provided. Watson noted that the exercise will aid in the acceleration of their individual and institutional capacity within the country whilst ensuring human development at all levels.

Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Six, Kim Williams-Stephen, reminded the participants of the important role they play in today’s society whether it be political or non-political. Further Williams-Stephen charged the women to become more involved in “meaningful activities that will ensure they make a difference to their lives as well as that of others.”

Similar workshops were held in regions four and five.

By: Tanuja Raikha

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