The Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States is currently hosting a series of Regional Adolescent Training Workshops in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Training Workshops, commenced on February 4th 2019 aims to build the capacity of more than 50 representatives, working with adolescents and youth from the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) States.

According to CARICOM Secretariat Coordinator, Health and Human Development Beverly Reynolds, building capacity to effectively respond to the drug challenge in this population group is part of the thrust to ensure sustainability of the DDR programmes, post-project”.

Participants, drawn from various sectors, including Social Work and Social Protection, Education, Youth, Youth Work, Adolescent Health, Law Enforcement and the Justice and Probation System, are undertaking six days of training and will be tested at the end of the exercise.  Those who are successful will receive certification from the University of the West Indies.

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