More About The CDD
In 2000 the Department’s mandate was expanded as the Department became an executing agency for the National HIV/ AIDS Commission (NHAC), establishing community based HIV/AIDS Education Committees to promote the prevention and control of the HIV/AIDS virus in accordance with the policy of the NHAC.
In 2002, the Community Technology Programme (CTP) was introduced, providing training within communities in Information Technology (IT) to ensure equal access for all to the information highway and to the benefits of computer literacy. The intention of government was to gradually expand the CTP to accommodate all parishes. This would ensure that masses have access to this training as another vehicle to sustainable development. This new programme was accompanied by the creation of Resource Centres which are distinct from Community Centres being retrofitted to accommodate computer labs for IT training and Internet facilities for community access.
Objectives of The CDD
Through its programmes and activities, the Community Development Department seeks to do the following: