Two sensitisation sessions on the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) new Results-Based Management (RBM) System will be held on Montserrat, on Monday November 26, 2018.
The sessions are being conducted as part of CARICOM’s high-level sensitisation meetings across Member States on their new RBM system. Director of External Affairs in the Office of the Premier and CARICOM Ambassador, Debra Lewis, said one session will be held for the Public Sector and a second for the Private Sector and Civil Society. Both sessions, she pointed out, will be held at the Human Resources Management Unit (HRMU) Training Room at Government Headquarters in Brades and each will run for approximately three hours.
The first session for the public sector will begin at 9:00 AM, followed by the Private Sector and Civil Society session at 1:00 PM. Invitations have been sent to the various stakeholder groupings, however individuals who have not received an invitation and are interested, are welcome to attend the stakeholder session most applicable to them.
The main focus of the sessions is to ensure that all stakeholders in CARICOM Member States have a common and in-depth understanding of the RBM System and how it will serve to focus and fast-track progress towards the achievement of the outcomes and impact of the CARICOM Strategic Plan.
CARICOM’s five-year Strategic Plan entitled, ‘The Caribbean Community Five-Year Strategic Plan 2015-2019: Repositioning CARCIOM’ was approved at the Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the Conference Heads of Government held in Antigua and Barbuda in July 2014.
Ms. Lewis explained that although great strides have been made through functional cooperation in several areas, to include Education, Health, Culture and Security, among others; the need for a results-focused approach was identified in the Strategic Plan as a corrective response to, what has been described as an ‘implementation deficit’ in the Secretariat and in the Region.
The RBM system is viewed as a central part of the reform process currently underway in CARICOM. In addition to improving implementation and achievement of desired results, the RBM System is also expected to improve transparency and accountability at all levels among the three implementation partners, that is, Member States, Regional Institutions and the CARICOM Secretariat.
CARICOM is a grouping of twenty Caribbean countries: fifteen Member States and five Associate Members; of which Montserrat is a full Member.