A partnership has been established with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Barnaby Engineering to train unattached and at risk youth under KCDI Jamaica / HEART-Trust Forklift Operation project. This project will see youth from the St. John’s West Community Development Committee space in Spanish Town St. Catherine Jamaica being engaged in at HEART -Trust NVQJ level 2.
The MoU was signed by Barnaby Engineering and Testing Services Ltd Managing Director Mr Dave Barnaby and KCDI Jamaica Executive Director Mr. Donovan McLaren on December 17,2020.
KCDI Jamaica working with international partners to finalize the New International Whistleblowing Standard: ISO 37002 ” Whislleblowing Management System.The standard will be based upon three principles: Trust Impartiality Protection It will aim to guide organisations in managing their whistleblowing policy and programme in the following areas:How concerns of wrongdoing are identified and reported How concerns of wrongdoing are assessed How concerns of wrongdoing are addressed How whistleblowing cases are closed
The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) – through the kind financial support of the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) and the Government of Spain – is pleased to offer a training of trainers programme on electric vehicle technology, safety, standards and servicing to which KCDI Jamaica has been awarded a place. The CCREEE is an institution of CARICOM
KCDI Jamaica work with and the Jamaica Red Cross to deliver flood relief aid to community families after three days of downpour on the Island.
KCDIJamaica in collaboration with the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) will be launching a regional certificate Electronic Waste (Ewaste) Management Certificate course in early 2021. This course will address this growing challenge in the region,in early 2021.
KCDI Jamaica has been accredited by the United Nations with Special Consultant Status on their Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) 2013.
Kevoy Community Development Institute (KCDI) Jamaica is a registered charity that provides Farm Management and Community Development Training to regional small farmers and their communities.
The institution is governed by a nine member board. Board members are Capt. Herman Green JP, Dr. Margret Chin, Nadine Chamber-Goss (Mrs), Donovan McLaren (Executive Director) and Doctoral Candidate, Dr. Lisa Myers Morgan, Ruth Wilson (Ms.), Densil Pierre, Deloris Wade (Ms.)
Kevoy Community Development Institute (KCDI) Jamaica is committed to the empowerment of rural Caribbean people through agricultural and community development training programs; resource mobilization and social project management; thereby increasing their employ-ability and reducing their socio-economic vulnerability of marginalized groups.
KCDI Jamaica’s Executive Director who sits on the national marrow committee on Governance was appointed by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica as an Expert to the ISO international meeting on Governance.
How transparent is an organization? Where is it headed? How is it managed? These are all questions that relate to governance, the system by which an organization is directed, controlled and held accountable to achieve its core purpose on the long term. A new ISO committee will help meet these goals by developing standards on organizational governance.
The new ISO committee, whose secretariat is held by BSI, will consolidate good practice for effective governance of organizational performance by developing standards for all aspects of governance, including direction, control and accountability. These should help organizations demonstrate commitment to stakeholders through evidence and reporting, and encourage the governing body to make the right decisions, upholding the organization’s purpose and values and meeting its objectives.
In addition to this overarching standard on governance, the committee is also considering work on whistleblowing, compliance and corruption. With prior responsibility for ISO 37001 on anti-bribery management systems and ISO 19600 on compliance management systems, it will benefit from the pool of experts that developed those standards.
KCDI Jamaica is now a member of the UN GEF-CSO Network.
The GEF CSO Network is an independent global alliance of Civil Society Organizations
working to address global environmental challenges in areas linked to the six GEF focal
areas. The Network dates back to 1995 when the then GEF Network of
Non-Governmental Organizations was formed as a voluntary structure of environmental
CSOs working in at least one of the GEF focal areas.
- Commenting on project proposals,
- Supporting project implementation
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Participating in GEF events
- Making a formal complaint or grievance relating to GEF projects and operations, including concerns about possible corruption or fraud.