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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) is looking to
recruit a Programme Manager for the pan-Caribbean programme
'Strengthening Local Government's role as a Partner in Development'
to be implemented in partnership with the Caribbean Association of
Local Government Authorities (CALGA) and other regional partners.
The project manager will be responsible for:
a) Successful planning, delivery and monitoring of CLGF's
b) Financial and narrative reporting within an EU action grant
c) Identifying opportunities for funding leverage in the region,
working closely with other members of the CLGF programme
and policy team to develop new programmes and secure new
sources of funding.
d) As the main CLGF point of contact in the region, develop and
maintain effective relationships with Board members, local
partners (primarily local and central government), the EC,
other development partners and stakeholders, and support
CLGF's advocacy work in the region
e) To undertake other functions as may reasonably be required.
Location: Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
Salary: up to Euros 39,000 annual (gross)
CLGF is a membership organisation bringing together local govern-
ments, local government associations and ministries of local govern-
ment. It works to promote and strengthen effective democratic local gov-
ernment throughout the Commonwealth and to encourage the
exchange of good practice in local government structures and services.
Interested applicants should visit www.clgf.org.uk/opportunities for the
full job description and application pack, and e-mail a Curriculum Vitae
and covering letter setting out how they meet the requirements of the
role as set out in the person specification to: email@example.com
Closing Date: 8 February 2016; Interviews: 18-19 February 2016
in Port of Spain
Why is the concept of a sport indus-
try in T&T still receiving lipservice
Either sport stakeholders on the
twin Island Republic are unwilling or
unable to put their collective minds to
the task. Why?
Is it a lack of the required competence
to conceptualise and effectively manage
the sport industry ecosystem? Why is
there a perceived lack of urgency in
advocating and promoting policies that
will enable and facilitate a vibrant,
growth oriented and sustainable sport
Traditionally in T&T the tripartite
process has engaged discussions and
collaboration between government, pri-
vate sector and labour.
An umbrella organisation such as the
T&T Olympic Committee ( TTOC ) can
be categorised as civil society organisa-
It is an imperative in finding ways to
craft the sustainable growth and devel-
opment of T&T that incorporating and
involving civil society organisations is
seen as an essential factor.
This column is not a promoter of
dependency, entitlement, patronage and
handouts and negativity. It is a promoter
of sustainable development, creativity,
innovation, imagination, big dreams,
creating the reality you want, striving
for excellence, accepting no limits, living
life with purpose, service to humanity,
collaboration, cooperation, integration,
engagement, a growth mindset and
being the absolute best that you can be.
The TTOC cannot sit on the fence.
It must seek to create new horizons and
a new and sustainable future for the
Olympic Movement and the sportsmen
and women who aspire to be Olympians
and Olympic champions.
Given its access to information, the
TTOC grant funding and expertise must
reach out to stakeholders and collaborate
in building the enablers of a sport indus-
try - entrepreneurship, innovation and
creativity are non negotiable must haves
and must dos, as is engaging in policy
dialogue and think tanks.
As the T&T oil and gas based econ-
omy struggles to cope with the current
low energy price and weak GDP growth,
development of a sustainable sport
industry is an important part of a nation-
al diversification strategy that will pro-
vide much needed foreign direct invest-
ment to T&T and foreign exchange
T&T has invested significant sums of
money on sport facilities and some are
A strategic sport tourism master
plan that positions T&T as a hemi-
spheric sport hub and centre of excel-
lence is a critical success factor.
Mass participation event such as the
T&T International Marathon - now
into its 34th edition can attract foreign
and regional participation .
There are opportunities to create
vibrant events in different sports.
The TTOC s plan for the inaugural
National Beach Games scheduled for
2017 is to position T&T as the beach
games centre in the Americas.
serious attention to the develop-
ment of a sport industry in T&T.
Lots of people in and out of
sport talk about sport tourism and
that sport is big business. It is
widely acknowledged that sport
can make a positive difference in
children and young people. It can
also encourage people to live a
healthy and physically active
Now is the time to back up
words with actions.
Victor Hugo: Nothing is more
powerful than an idea whose time
What is an idea but a thought?
Nothing is impossible : If we are
willing to take the time, spend the
energy, and absorb the risks, we
will meet with success unexpected
in common hours.
We must be willing to do what-
ever it takes to make it happen.
Brian Lewis is president of the
T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC ).
The views expressed are not nec-
essarily those of the Olympic Com-
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