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The LIVITY Project Launched

The European Union awarded a grant of $993,000 (400,000 euros) to the IGDS:NBU for the LIVITY Project in December 2017. 
The LIVITY Project is a four-year, seven-country partnership of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit (IGDS: NBU) at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, the Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD) and the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE), which is an umbrella Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex civil society organization headquartered in St Lucia. The LIVITY project is funded by the European Union and targets Barbados, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia. The objective of this initiative is to meaningfully address marginalisation, discrimination and exclusion of persons with disabilities, LGBTI Caribbean citizens, women, girls, youth and the elderly in national and regional decision-making processes through enhancing CSO capacity and participation. There are six core activities for the LIVITY project. These are: a CSO Incubator, Coalition-Building Groundings, a Leadership Academy focused on the production and dissemination of new knowledge, an annual Policy Forum and a Street Art Festival.
Under the LIVITY Leadership Academy, research will be conducted to produce two case studies on Civil Society Organisation challenges to be used in capacity building for CSOs.  Policy briefs will also be published ahead of each policy forum. 

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