Commonwealth SG says Dominica has the capacity to lead the world in crafting solutions relating to the issues of climate change
Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, says Dominica has the capacity to lead the world in crafting solutions relating to the issues of climate change.
Scotland made that remark on her first official duty as Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations which took effect Friday.
The Baroness formally launched and commissioned the rehabilitation of the old Library Building on Victoria Street for the establishment of the Dominica Disaster Resource Centre.
The commissioning was Scotland’s final duty as Dominica’s International Disaster Relief Coordinator following her appointment by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit following TS Erika.
She says her interest in Dominica will not change.
Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland
Dominica’s Minister for Foreign and Caricom Affairs Francine Baron
And British Architect John McCasland says the building will serve as a focal point for best practice reconstruction in Dominica.
British Architect John McCasland
The project was approved by the government as part of the recommendations of a scoping mission to Dominica headed by Scotland recently.
The centre is expected to serve as a hub for disaster awareness, reconstruction, resettlement, social services and private sector information and updates for visiting missions, consultants, experts, volunteers, NGOs and the general public.
Due to its strategic location and historical significance the centre will also serve as a tourist information centre.
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