Minister of Sustainable Development in the government of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Joyelle Clarke and Permanent Secretary in the same Ministry, Shez Dore-Tyson, joined several Caribbean nations and Latin America in virtual dialogue to strengthen the national institutional framework and aim. The attending nations aimed to implement a “New Public Service” that puts citizens first.
Dr Joyelle Clarke and Permanent Secretary Shez Dore-Tyson attended the virtual meeting on behalf of St Kitts and Nevis. Senator Clarke took to her social media account to share the update on the virtual meeting on her social media.
According to the Minister of Sustainable Development, the attendants of the meeting have placed increased emphasis on foresight and development to public policy, building innovative techniques for a sustainable future and future-proofing development.
Accordingly, Senator Joyelle Clarke explained that Governments are now prompted to increase public interest through conversations about shared values. The conference of Ministers and Heads of Planning agreed during the virtual meeting.
Per this agreement, there must be more collaboration among civil society, academic institutes and the private sector. Accordingly, the attendants of the virtual meeting determined during the meeting that the officials must generate a governmental structure. The said structure must embody empathetic and collaborative leadership that responds to and serves citizens through discussion and negotiations.
Therefore, citizens’ needs and opinions will help inform public policy. Dr Joyelle Clarke said the focus on foresight, planning and innovation was critical for addressing key issues affecting St Kitts and Nevis.
The Minister of Climate Change and sustainable development noted in her social media post that “It helps to improve St Kitts and Nevis’ capacity to anticipate shocks.” Additionally, the country and their people can respond to stresses such as economic and environmental health. More importantly, the meeting will help the country to align a long-term, ten-year plan with political five-year cycles and annual budgets.