Ideas in the sphere of social protection that will support youth to build more prosperous and resilient societies were discussed during a meeting Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Donna Cox, held with representatives of the USAID Youth Resilience Inclusion and Empowerment Program.
The USAID Y-RIE program aims to address the unique challenges faced by young people in the Caribbean region, empowering them to build safer societies.
Through a multi-faceted approach, the program seeks to create opportunities for youth engagement, foster inclusion, and provide necessary resources and support systems.
From the discussions held, all parties agreed that there are collaborative initiatives that align with national priorities, as well as strengthening policies and strategies to help transition persons from welfare to a state of sustainability.
During the meeting, Minister Cox took the opportunity to reaffirm that the Ministry and the USAID have many shared goals, particularly promoting healthy functioning families.