Vini Kozé Television Broadcast begins in OECS Member States and the UK & USA Diaspora

Vini Kozé Television Broadcast begins in OECS Member States and the UK & USA Diaspora

OECS Media Release

Monday, July 24, 2017 — Vini Kozé, the OECS Commission’s Public Education Forum Series on Regional Integration, will begin airing on television stations across OECS Member States, the wider Caribbean and in the Diaspora from tomorrow, July 25th 2017. 

Vini Kozé – Kweyol for ‘Come Chat’ – provides an opportunity for key decision makers, grassroots observers and experts within respective fields to discuss and debate issues raised by a live audience on the achievements, development opportunities and challenges facing the region.

The series, funded by the 10th European Development Fund, acts as a conduit for a collective citizens’ voice to help shape local, regional and national policy as it relates to the various facets of Regional Integration.

Forum topics include:

  • Education; 
  • Economic Development;
  • Youth Empowerment;
  • Regional Integration; 
  • Agriculture; and
  • Climate Change.

OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, believes that the issues of deep concern to the average citizen should be at the forefront of discussions that seek to shape the future of the region.

"This initiative provides a platform for intelligent and open discussion and debate on areas of interest to our citizens, such as Education, Youth Empowerment and Climate Change."

"The views, opinions and aspirations shared by citizens will be canvassed in shaping the future of the OECS in relation to these key areas of development," said Dr. Jules.

Dr. Jules hopes that discussions held at the live fora will continue in homes via the television broadcast and that citizens will engage the Commission once again through online participation in the subsequent OECS social media campaign.

The OECS Public Education Forum Series ran from January to March 2017 and was staged across six (6) OECS Member States including The BVI, Anguilla, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and Martinique. The series was funded by the European Union through its 10th EDF programme on Economic Integration and Trade of the OECS region and was produced by ELShaFord Productions on behalf of the OECS Commission.

To view the broadcast times in your country please click here.

OECS Vini Kozé Promotional Video

Vini Kozé Episode 1: Education (Promotional Video)

Panellists at the Vini Koze Forum on Youth Empowerment held in Anguilla.
Cross section of the audience at the Vini Koze Forum on Youth Empowerment in Anguilla.
Member of the audience engages with the panel at the Vini Koze Forum on Economic Growth in Grenada.
Audience member addresses the panel at the Vini Koze Forum on Economic Growth in Grenada.
Panellists at the Vini Koze Forum on Agriculture in St. Lucia.
Young St. Lucian Farmer calls for a Land Use Policy at the Vini Koze Forum on Agriculture.
Allister Glean - International Specialist in Agribusiness and Value Chains - IICA, addresses the gathering at the Vini Koze Forum on Agriculture held in St. Lucia.
Sunita Daniel - Project Coordinator - OECS Agri Export Initiative addresses the gathering in St. Lucia.
Panellists at the Vini Koze Forum on Regional Integration held in Martinique.
Panellists at the Vini Koze Forum on Education held in the British Virgin Islands.
Cross section of the audience at the Vini Koze Forum on Education.
Panellists at the Vini Koze Forum on Climate Change in Dominica.
Two students of the Dominica State College attend the Vini Koze Forum on Climate Change.