by Nicole Duciaume, Regional Sponsorship Coordinator, ChildFund Americas
Earlier this month, several ChildFund Americas regional staff weathered the storm (literally hunkering down to see what tropical storm Emily would bring our way) to visit our Caribbean office, meet with staff and tour field programs in Dominica and St. Vincent.
The purpose of our trip was twofold: to review the draft Country Strategy Paper (CSP) and provide a brief orientation to the new ChildFund Caribbean national director.
In these two island countries, we’re working to bring significant and sustainable change to children, youth, families and communities.
Paul Bode, ChildFund’s regional director of the Americas, often states that to make significant changes through our programs, we need clear direction and strong leadership.
As part of ChildFund’s strategic planning process, each National Office writes a CSP that captures the full scope of where we’ve been, where we’re at and where we want to go. It’s our roadmap for success, merging ChildFund’s big-picture strategy with locally identified needs for children and communities.
The CSP process involves
The process is labor intensive and can take upwards of six months to complete. Yet, it’s a worthwhile investment to ensure we have a common understanding of priorities and direction going forward.
More to come on the specifics of the ChildFund Caribbean CSP.