British Overseas Territories are collaborating to design and implement what is being described as a cash-based response programme for emergencies such as natural disasters.
Representatives of these territories are now in the territory for a three-day workshop on the initiative.
A media release from the Ministry of Health & Social Development said the workshop aims to first define the role of emergency cash intervention
To achieve these goals, overseas territories will, among
Some 1,074 candidates benefited from that programme which offered cash ranging from $800 to $1,200 to local households. That said cash from the programme contributed to jumpstarting the BVI’s hurricane-ravaged economy, the ministry said.
In the meantime, while declaring the workshop open this week, Social Development Minister Carvin Malone said he was encouraged to see local, regional, and international organisations gathered “to learn from each other and to chart a new course of sinuous collaboration for the betterment” of the respective countries involved.
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