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Saint Lucian skills mapping in the UK

To equip the Diaspora Affairs Office with the tools and knowledge needed to map the technical, intellectual and financial skills of the Saint Lucian diaspora.
6 months
Key documents
Institutional logo of the Saint Lucian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, international trade, civil aviation and diaspora affairs

Programme of activities

With support from a diaspora professional, Mandy Preville-Findlay, co-founder of Beyond Iyanola, we are equipping relevant departments of the government of Saint Lucia with the skills, knowledge and tools to map the skills of their diaspora.

Framing and preparing the mapping exercise
Mar 23: Needs assessment workshop with national authorities

A needs assessment was conducted with staff of the Diaspora Affairs Office and the Saint Lucian High Commission in the UK to determine mapping objectives and training needs.

April 23: Training workshop

A two-day workshop was delivered by EUDiF to staff of the High Commission as well as members of the diaspora. The workshop covered research principles, survey design, data collection and analysis, as well as outreach and dissemination. The workshop including a session to refine the content of the survey and to prepare the roll-out plan.

Accompanied skills mapping exercise
May 23: Survey finalisation

EUDiF and the diaspora professional accompany the government partners to finalise and build the survey, with workshop participants acting as UX testers.

May 23: Launch preparation

Promotional materials was created to launch the survey across a variety of channels used by the diaspora, as determined during the workshop.

Jun 23: Survey dissemination

The survey was rolled out to the diaspora at the start of June. It remained open for one month.

Jul - Aug 23: Data collection and analysis

Survey data will be cleaned and analysed. The results will be made available in a report for Saint Lucia, designed for the government to use in its programming.

Dissemination and validation
Sep 23: Training workshop

Government representatives in Saint Lucia will join a skills workshop on skills mapping, covering similar content to the first training workshop, with additional sessions on the results of the exercise and opportunity to reflect on next steps. A particular focus will be on results dissemination, replication potential, and how to use the results of the UK skills profile for data-driven programming.

Sep 23: Validation of materials

The partners will review and validate the materials produced in the course of the action, including the training materials, templates and the skills mapping results report.


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