The Institute of International Education, in partnership with the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
, convened the inaugural 2012 T&T NGO Professionals Conference at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on May 11th and 12th. Funded by the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust I, this two-day conference attracted over 120 NGO, CBO and civil society professionals working within Trinidad and Tobago. The conference allowed attendees to meet, network and share best practices. Conference speakers presented strategies for strengthening organizations, increasing funds from donors and conducting impact evaluations.
Thank you to all the NGOs and presenters that participated in the 2012 Trinidad & Tobago NGO Professionals Conference and shared their organisation's best practices, challenges and future plans.
A special thanks to Ms. Gwyneth Morris Alexander, Deputy Director for the Ministry of Community Development; His Excellency, Ambassador Neil Parsan, Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States of America and Mexico; the Honorable Mr. Orville London, Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly and the Honorable Mr. Rodger Samuel, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister.
We also say thank you to our steering committee, conference registration partner - the United Way Trinidad & Tobago, and our generous conference sponsors - the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust I, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Institute of International Education (IIE), the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Ministry of Community Development, SCRIP-J, Beacon Insurance Co and Scotia Bank.
Thanks also to our volunteers who did an exceptional job in assisting attendees and organizers during the conference. They are: Warren Chanansingh, Shani Christopher, Dionne Guischard and Tameeka Luces.
Special thanks to Marie Clark of Clark Communications for her invaluable work with our conference Facebook and T&T NGO News blog, and her overall advice. We could not have run this conference without her!
Thanks also to our conference performers, The Codrington Pan Family and Shahad Ali of the EMA Youth Ambassadors.
Finally, we wish to also thank our conference photographer, Salim October from Foto Melange, videographer, Jaime Lee Loy of Trinidad Home Studio Ltd and supplier of our eco friendly conference bag supplier, Beyond Business, Ltd.
List of Conference Attendees
You can download the Conference Attendee List with contact information (244 KB, PDF).
Visit the Foto Melange webpage to see photos from the conference.
Conference Video and Presentations
View video and look at presentations from conference sessions.
JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence
Congratulations to 2012 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad and Tobago winner, Vision on Mission.
Special Recognition was also awarded to Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA), The Cotton Tree Foundation, Mamatoto Resource and Birth Centre, Roxborough Police Youth Club, and SERVOL.
Please visit the JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence page for more information.
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