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International Visitor Leadership Program: Dominca
October 26, 2016

Donalson Frederick 

Donalson Frederick, a fire officer traveled to the United States to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Donalson Frederick, an officer with the Dominica Fire and Ambulance Service, took part in a three-week project on “Disaster Preparedness” from February 11 until March 4, 2017. During the program, participants interacted with public, private, academic, and grassroots organizations to learn about best practices in disaster preparedness and management. They examined U.S. local, state, and federal approaches to disaster management, emergency preparedness and emergency response; how government, NGOs, community organizers, first responders, and media align in advance their emergency preparedness and response plans; the importance of community-based partnerships and strategies for developing emergency preparedness and response plans; the variety of emergency preparedness and response structures at federal, state, and local levels; current training practices; and the constructive impact of community input.

Vernanda Raymond

Vernanda Raymond, the Acting Chief Librarian at the National Documentation Center in Dominica participated in a three-week International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) titled “Librarians and Archivists as Defenders of Intellectual Property Rights” from June 13 – July 1, 2016 in the United States. This program was designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and understanding of policies, best practices, and challenges for improving awareness and protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

Julian Pacquette

Julian Pacquette (L) and Hillary Gabriel (R) travelled to Washington, D.C. to participate in an International Visiting Leaders program on volunteerism and the Peace Corps

In 2011, Dominican Julian Pacquette participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program “The Spirit of Volunteerism: 50 Years of the Peace Corps.” Mr. Pacquette travelled throughout the U.S. for the program from September 24- October 4, 2011.