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									OAS Department of Social Development and Employment in collaboration with Social Development
                                  Unit of the World Bank
                    Workshop on Virtual Learning for effective Social Policy

                                       March 10-11, 2011
                                    Coco Palm Resort, St. Lucia

                                             Agenda
                                   Day 1: Thursday March 10, 2011
9:00 – 9:30      Welcome Remarks
                   - Ann Marie Blackman, Director, OAS Office, St. Lucia
                   - Donovan Williams, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Transformation, Public
                      Service, Human Resource Development, Youth and Sports
9:30 – 10:45     Module I: Promoting Social Protection through Social Guarantees
                   - Exploring some linkages between the Puente Program and broader policy issues.
                       Dr. Francisco Pilotti, Director, Department of Social Development and
                       Employment, OAS
                   - Social Guarantees: A Rights-based approach to social protection. Rachel
                       Nadelman, Consultant, Department of Sustainable Development, World Bank

                 Discussion and Feedback
10:45 – 11: 00                                        Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30    Module II: Applying the Social Guarantees Approach
                   - The case of Chile: A review of the Puente Program and the REGH Health System.
                       Francisca Rivero, Consultant, Social Development, World Bank and Department of
                       Social Development and Employment, OAS
                   - Practical considerations in applying Social Guarantees to the Caribbean. Dr.
                       Anthony George, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Saint Lucia Social
                       Development Fund

                 Discussion and Feedback
12:30– 1: 30                                                Lunch
1:30– 3:00       Module III: Virtual Learning in Social Policy: Exploring the Possibilities
                   - Background and Rationale for promoting Virtual Learning. Julie Nurse, Social
                       Development Specialist, Department of Social Development and Employment, OAS
                   - Education Portal of the Americas: Experiences in Facilitating Virtual Learning.
                       Cecilia Martins, Senior Specialist, Department of Human Development, OAS
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                   -   Examining some examples of Virtual Tools. Julio Pacheco, Knowledge and
                       Learning Team, World Bank

                Discussion and Feedback
3:00 – 3: 15                                        Coffee break
                Module IV: Exploring the Puente Virtual Forum: An Interactive Session
3:15 – 4:30       - Julie Nurse, Social Development Specialist, Department of Social Development and
                      Employment, OAS

4:30 – 5:00     Discussion and Feedback on the functionality of the tool.

                                        Day 2: Friday March 11, 2011
9:00 – 10:30    Presentation of Country Work Plans: Phase I
                In this session representatives of Phase I of the Puente in the Caribbean Program will
                present the Country Work Plans for 2011, highlighting plans to enhance the initiatives as
                by utilizing virtual tools.
                    - Bridge Jamaica Program. Kerri-Ann Wilson, Social development Officer, Jamaica
                         Social Investment Fund, Jamaica.
                    - Koudemain Ste. Lucie Program. Darnell Bobb, Program Manager, Koudemain Ste.
                         Lucie, St. Lucia Social Investment Fund, St. Lucia.
                    - RISE-UP Program. Inshan Mohamed, National Director, RISE-UP Program,
                         Ministry of the People and Social Development, Trinidad & Tobago

                Discussion and Feedback
10:30 – 10:45                                          Coffee break
10:45 – 12:30   Presentation of Country Work Plans: Phase II
                In this session representatives of Phase II of the Puente in the Caribbean Program will
                present the Country Work Plans for 2011, highlighting plans to enhance the initiatives as
                by utilizing virtual tools.
                    - I.S.E. E. Bridge. Patricia Watts, Chief Welfare Officer, Ministry of Social Care,
                         Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Barbados
                    - St. Kitts and Nevis. Sharon Ratton, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Ministry
                       Community Development, Culture & Gender Affairs
                   -   St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Jemma Alexander, Ministry of National Mobilization,
                       Social Development
                   -   Suriname. Angela Salmo Policy Official Ministry of Social Affairs and Housing

                Discussion and Feedback
12:30 – 1:30                                             Lunch
1:30 – 2:30     Closing Session: The Way Forward
                   - Plans for the Online Course on Social Policy in the Caribbean. Julie Nurse, Social
                       Development Specialist, Department of Social Development and Employment, OAS
                   - Closing Remarks.       Dr. Francisco Pilotti, Director, Department of Social
                       Development and Employment, OAS


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