Our new UNV Project Manager Victor Reyes who has joined us in July 2012 and manages the UNDP project 'Developing a National Corporate Social Responsibility Policy' in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment (MTII).
Here's how he introduces himself:
"I have recently settled in Trinidad and Tobago and as it would happen when moving to any new place this task can be challenging. Slowly, I have been introduced to Trinidad and Tobago culture and more often than not I have been pleasantly surprised. TT is a rich country in many ways and its cultural resources are one of the most outstanding.
Workwise, I have been more than welcomed in the MTII, allowing me to already outline project activities and engage project stakeholders. The biggest challenge remains ahead, being able to engage private, public and civil society sectors in the development of the crosscutting policy. There is great potential in this initiative and it is up to the project’s team to deliver on its expectations.
Yes, much work is to be done to overcome the inequalities in TT but looking the other way will make no difference. As the project manager I know how important it will be to accomplish my assignment. Even though I am only beginning my post I feel confident that success is possible and that much professional learning will stem from this experience. From a personal dimension, the benefits will be even greater."