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St Helena : St Helena: DAPM DISCUSSIONS UNDERWAY
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 25.01.2014 (Article Archived on 22.02.2014)

Formal discussions for this year’s DfID Development Aid Planning Mission (DAPM) have now begun, with the arrival of the Deputy Head of the Overseas Territories Department, Dr Kenny Dick and Senior Social Development Adviser, Dr Mary Thompson, on Saturday 11 January 2014.

DAPM DISCUSSIONS UNDERWAY Formal discussions for this year’s DfID Development Aid Planning Mission (DAPM) have now begun, with the arrival of the Deputy Head of the Overseas Territories Department, Dr Kenny Dick and Senior Social Development Adviser, Dr Mary Thompson, on Saturday 11 January 2014. They join Senior Economic Adviser, Doug Winslow, who arrived on 4 January for preliminary discussions. Work commenced on Saturday afternoon with an introductory meeting between the DfID team, Members of Legislative Council and SHG’s Strategic Management Team. On Sunday, the team visited Rupert’s Wharf and the Airport Site in the morning and some of the key infrastructure projects in the afternoon, including the Hospital, CBU and the new Prison site in Half Tree Hollow. On Monday formal discussions started, with the main focus being on performance and spending for the current financial year and the overview of the budget proposed by SHG for next year. The team also had a useful meeting in the afternoon with representatives from various Civil Society groups. The remainder of this week will be taken up with more sector specific meetings where the team will focus on SHG’s and Enterprise St Helena’s current performance and future plans. There will also be discussions around social welfare issues (including child safeguarding), education, policing, shipping and air access future needs and economic development. The draft budget settlement and Aide Memoire between SHG and DfID will then be announced. The team departs the Island on Saturday 18 January 2014. 15 January 2014

 

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