ZIZ News — CARICOM Youth Ambassador to St Kitts/Nevis, Sonia Boddie, recently returned from a CARICOM Youth Ambassadors CARICOM Single Market (CSME) And Economy Advocacy workshop in Guyana.
The two day workshop was held in collaboration with the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund, CSME and Economic Integration Programme.
According to Boddie the workshop was timely as the region is at a critical juncture.
“It was an exciting experience I would like to commend the CARICOM Secretariat for putting on this initiative,” she said.
“I think it was very timely and educational and we are at a critical juncture within our region where we see a rise in unemployment in some countries and a lot of challenges and for me as a young person and even as a youth ambassador I think it was critically important that I be armed with the knowledge and skill about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy so that I can share with my fellow nationals here within the Federation so they can know what are their rights and obligations within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy,” Boddie added.
The regional youth ambassadors looked at ways to make the CSME youth-friendly.
Boddie committed herself to work alongside the media to highlight the benefits of CSME.
“Coming out of this workshop certainly you can expect more public education about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy and it benefits as a member a CARICOM country so I wish to engage the media and ask them to please contact me so that I can be a part of your panels and share more information about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy,” she said.
CARICOM Youth Ambassadors are charged with spreading the message of CARICOM and CSME throughout CARICOM member states.