A packed auditorium saw SIGBI Vice President and Director of Organisational Development, Isobel Smith, compere the Programme session, which included two Resolutions on climate change and the vote for the SIGBI Project 2019-2022.
Programme Resolution 1 called on Clubs to lobby their governments to support initiative to address climate change and its impact. Programme Resolution 2 ask all Clubs to lobby their governments to review and amend the eligibility criteria for access to concessional financing by Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Both Resolutions were carried, and will be acted on by Clubs within SIGBI over the next two years.
Next was the exciting selection of the SIGBI Project 2019-2022, which will replace the current Meru Women’s Garden Project. There were four shortlisted projects, which each gave a fantastic presentation on why their project was needed and how it would be helped by becoming the SIGBI project over the three year period.
The four shortlisted projects were:
- Empowering Women in Nepal
- HEAL Mayuge
- Think Pink for Sri Lanka
- Women into STEM
Questions were asked from the floor and ably answered by the presenters. The vote was then taken and the winning project, which will be launched at the SIGBI Bournemouth Conference in October 2019 is Empowering Women in Nepal. The partner for this project will be ChoraChori, which is a UK registered charity that rescues Nepal’s displaced and trafficked children from India. Chorachori is the Nepali word for “children”.
Congratulations to SI Bridgend and District, who put forward the winning project.
More information will be posted about the project as it nears its launch date.