Proposal Development and Grant Writing Workshop
The Bahamas National Drug Council in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy held a two (2) day workshop for those relevant Stakeholders who wanted to learn how to match their individual project proposals to guidelines of donor agencies, and to begin the process of writing award winning grants that would result in them procuring funding for their establishments.
Representatives from local Rehabilitation Centres, the Ministries of Education, Tourism, National Security and Public Health, along with representatives from the Public Hospital’s Authority and stakeholder groups such as the Bahamas Association of Social Health (BASH), Teen Challenge and the Great Commissions Ministries were represented.
The workshop provided those persons attending an opportunity to dialog directly with representatives from the United States Embassy and the Bahamas National Drug Council on the do’s and don’ts for submitting ‘award- wining’ grant proposal that could be used for Demand Reduction Activities.
Because there was a need to urgently address this particular concern for stakeholders and others, this workshop was deemed relevant and critical to persons seeking funding for future initiatives.
Representatives from The Bahamas National Drug Council and the United States Embassy was said to have been extremely pleased with the turnout of participants for the two-day workshop and proposes to offer additional capacity building training in the very near future.
Presenters for the workshop were:
Dr. Bridgette Rolle, FAS – Administrator, Bahamas National Drug Council
Ms. Lourdes F. Stein, Grant Officer – The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US Department of State
Mr. Paul Williams, Chief Finance Officer, Bahamas National Drug Council
Mr. David J. Jea, Narcotics Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy – Bahamas