Gabrielle Hulse, Belizean economist, attends training on child welfare financing in Saint Lucia

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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2022. 3:37 p.m. CST.

By Zoila Palma González: The Ministry of Economic Development says Economist Gabrielle Hulse is participating in the face-to-face component of a 6-month training titled: “Financing social protection and key social sectors that matter to children” in Saint Lucia .

Hulse is joined by Shawn Vargas from the Ministry of Human Development, Family and Indigenous Peoples, and Enkhnasan Nasan-Ulzii from UNICEF.

The training was organized by the United Nations Children’s Fund in the Eastern Caribbean Region (UNICEF Eastern Caribbean), in collaboration with the International Training Center of the International Labor Organization (ITCILO).

The training aims to build the capacity of key national stakeholders to identify and mitigate public financial management bottlenecks to optimize spending for social sectors, including social protection in this post-COVID era. .

Hulse had the privilege of sharing his expertise on disaster risk financing in Belize and will earn a Certificate of Achievement from the ITCILO.

Hulse says she is happy to have the opportunity to represent Belize in Saint Lucia.

“I must be in a room full of Caribbean social policy and finance professionals who have certainly given me a lot of learning experiences to take home,” Hulse said.

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