A joint mission to Trinidad and Tobago, coordinated by UNCTAD, took place 1-6 December 2008.
Meetings were held with stakeholders to set up stage and consultations in defining the strategy to introduce and implement the multi-agency project.
A high-level, full-day stakeholder's workshop was held in Port of Spain, attended by over 40 participants, who engaged in a dialogue about the expected impact of the project on national and international policies.
The Minister of Information and the Minister of Public Administration addressed the session. The Minister of Labour voiced the value of the project for job creation and small and medium-sized enterprise development. The Ministry of Trade and Industry had the lead responsibility for the domestic institutional support for the conduct of the project. The United Nations mission team visited Tobago to brief local authorities.
As a result, an "advisory group" will be set up and an action plan is being shaped. Carnival in Trinidad and the Cultural Heritage Festival in Tobago deserve attention.
The validation of the Plan of Action for project implementation in Trinidad and Tobago is now under the consideration of the Government authorities.