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IDB appoints Gordon Swaby, Emma Lewis to civil consulting group

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Education Minister Ruel Reid (second right) speaking with Therese Turner-Jones (left), country representative for Jamaica and general manager Caribbean Country Department IDB group; and Dr Marcia Forbes (centre), IDB Consul at a recent meeting of the IDB Civil Society Consulting Group at the Terra Nova Hotel in New Kingston

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it has appointed technology innovator Gordon Swaby and public affairs blogger Emma Lewis as the newest members of its Civil Society Consulting Group (ConSOC) in Jamaica.

The IDB says the recent appointments of Mr Swaby and Ms Lewis are intended to broaden its already diverse understanding of key development issues and will enhance the culture of communication between the IDB and civil society.

The IDB has supported the establishment of Civil Society Consulting Groups in each of its 28 member countries as a forum for dialogue and exchange with national civil society actors at the country level.

According to the multilateral, these Civil Society Consulting Groups help it to understand and analyse the role and contributions of civil society in the changing development process of its members countries.

Other appointees to the IDB’s Civil Society Consulting Group for Jamaica include: Omar Azan, Jermaine Case, Dennis Chung, Dr Marcia Forbes, Dr Carolyn Gomes, Jason Henzell, Debra Lopez-Spence, Diana McCaulay, Karen McDonald Gayle, Dr Hopeton Morrison, Professor Trevor Munroe, Dr Ruth Potopsingh and Milton Samuda.