Address: 14 King George V Street
P.O. Box 392
Commonwealth of Dominica,
Tel: (767) 448-2842 | (767) 448-2620
Fax: (767) 448-8431
Hours: Monday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Tuesday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Welcome to the webpage of the Organization of American Statesâ€™ Office in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Our objective is to showcase the programs and activities contributing to national development. We trust that the site will promote a deeper understanding of OAS efforts in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Our office was established in 1984 and our OAS Representative is Michael Bejos.
Our most outstanding activities and programs in Dominica have been in support of the consolidation of democratic institutions, human resource capacity building, guidance in sustainable energy policy, and support for the tourism industry. This year the Office has channeled project funding to the Discover Dominica Authorityâ€™s Tourism Awareness Project for FEMCIDI; technical assistance and project funding for the Governmentâ€™s Renewable Energy Programme for the OAS Department for Sustainable Development; and numerous training courses to public security officials through the OAS Secretariat of Multidimensional Security.
Roseau Dominica, Friday November 16, 2012
A countryâ€™s energy costs effect nearly every aspect of its economic development. This is true for all countries, but is particularly crucial for those in the Eastern Caribbean, where almost all of their energy resources are imported, and thus cost more. Changing the established patterns of energy consumption and production is a major social challenge which requires broad public support, and as we look toward the sustainable development of the Caribbean region, teachers and students have an important part to play.
This effort is part of an OAS executed, European Union funded initiative entitled the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP), which delivered two regional workshops in preparation for the handing over of these materials. These workshops were attended by representatives from the Ministries of Education of the seven participating countries; Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the Commonwealth of Dominica. Attendees were able to review preliminary materials and provide their input on the learning materials that were designed for the Learn and Save campaign.
The second workshop held in September 2012 provided delegates with training on the use of the educational materials, along with additional educational resources from the North-American organization KidWind, which has been engaging teachers and students to effectively incorporate sustainable energy science into their classroom curricula for nearly a decade.
The projectâ€™s objective is to provide educators with effective teaching materials, the training and confidence to communicate and transfer knowledge of the science behind sustainable energy to students in their home countries, and thus promote education on sustainable energy for all.
For more information contact:
OAS Department of Sustainable Development
Roseau Dominica, Tuesday October 2, 2012
As stated in the Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties, OAS CICAD will provide the NDPU with all the technical assistance they need to complete the survey and they will also provide NDPU with a financial contribution of US$6,000 in project funding. The NDPU will conduct the survey, compile the database and produce a final report.
A check for the first installment of that financial contribution was handed over to Mrs. Jacintha Bannis, Director of the NDPU on October 2nd by OAS Rep in Dominica, Michael Bejos. Also present at the handing-over was Mr. Pernell Clarke, CICAD Research Specialist and Program Manager.
This Dug Prevalence Survey was a recommendation that came out of the CICADâ€™s Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM). The Government of Dominica agreed to implement the MEMâ€™s recommendation and CICAD provided the methodology, partial funding, and technical assistance.
Training of Unemployed, Marginalized, At -Risk Youth in Construction and Building Trades
The project is aimed at reducing unemployment and poverty among young men and women who come from different parts of the country and who require travelling assistance in order to access training. The training modules will provide them with the necessary building skills to enhance the building stock of the country and to improving their quality of life. The first year of the project will focus primarily on training activities. The second year will enable a subset of the trainees to access business and financial services to facilitate enterprise development.
Improving Competitiveness through Data Gathering System to Inform Strategic Decision Making by Caribbean Member States
Enhance the research and development capacity of the Caribbean tourism sector by facilitating the development of an independent Caribbean Tourism Research Center (CTRC) operating under the CTO umbrella but working in close collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI).
Tourism Awareness and Training
Targeting the entire population and the general school population by creating tools and material to increase their knowledge and understanding of tourism and their level of involvement in tourism and tourism related activities and programmes at both the community and school level.
The OAS Student Internship Program is designed for undergraduate, graduate and young professional student to allow them to work within their fields of study. The program although unpaid is very competitive. The OAS has 28 national offices and some special programs located in the member states. Internships are available in almost all of the offices and this will allow interns to choose whether they prefer to work in their home country or in another office.
The Organization of American States (OAS) is the main political forum of the hemisphere which promotes and supports Democracy, Human Rights, Multidimensional Security and the Integral Development in the Americas. The OAS seeks to prevent conflicts and to provide political stability, social inclusion and prosperity in the region, through dialogue and collective actions.
We offer you a unique opportunity to gain work experience in different areas and in an international and a multicultural environment. You will have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful learning experience with orientation to the OAS mission, pillars, structure and projects in the hemisphere.
The OAS has 28 national offices and some special programs located in the member states. This allows anyone interested, to participate in the internship program in their country of origin, or other country of interest.
Besides working in the different projects of the Office, interns must participate in a series of activities that are part of a Complementary Online Program
This is an unpaid internship. Candidates must meet a series of requirements.
All the documents should be sent to email@example.com
Internships are available in Washington DC. Check out www.oas.org/internships.
The OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program), established in 1958, grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Masterâ€™s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Research leading to a degree. The OAS Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF), established in 1983, grants scholarships for the last two years of undergraduate studies to citizens and residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States. In addition to these programs the OAS, through its Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), is able to offer other attractive scholarship opportunities for academic studies with the support of its partner institutions in the Americas and around the world.
The OAS - Rowe Fund loan program for studies in the United States was established in 1948. This program grants financial aid in the form of interest-free loans for up to $15,000 dollars for graduate, research, and the last two years of undergraduate studies, including semester exchange programs. Applications may be submitted at any time during the studies in the U.S. and are accepted and reviewed year-round.Â For more information about how to obtain a Rowe Fund loan, find other financial aid for studies abroad, or identify a university in the United States according to field of study, cost, or location, visit: www.oas.org/en/rowefund and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/rowefund