National Vision Commission holds first Public Dialogue
The National Vision Commission will this Sunday hold its first Public Dialogue. The Commission will engage the media at the Palmville Conference Centre, Coco Palm on Sunday March 22 from 3:00 p.m.
The National Vision Commission was established by a Cabinet Memorandum with a mandate to mount a National Dialogue that engages a broad spectrum of Saint Lucian society; the articulation of a National Vision – an expression of a future Saint Lucia which embraces individual, community and collective aspirations; and the formulation of a National Strategy – a framework of strategic initiatives of highest priority intended to bring about the National Vision.
Through a process of dialogue and consultation the Commission is expected to come up with a peoplecentred development strategy which reflects the aspirations of all St. Lucians for themselves and their country.
Recognizing the critical role of the media in facilitating discussion, disseminating information and shaping opinions, the Commission has made the media its first ‘point of contact’ in canvassing the views and opinions of citizens on the St. Lucia they envision.
Media managers and practitioners have been invited to meet the Commission this Sunday March 22 to share their views and perspectives on the visioning process and the St. Lucia they would like to see. The Commission hopes that this first dialogue will mark the beginning of a strong partnership with the media which will help shape the national vision.
Subsequent dialogues will be held with youth, political parties, civil society, the private sector, community-based organizations, religious groups and denominations, statutory bodies, national organizations and individual citizens.