Founding Director |
Rodney’s goal is to deliver quality service to communities, institutions and governments throughout the hemisphere.
With a background in Business Administration and Project Management, Rodney is presently the CEO of the Pinelands Creative Workshop (PCW) a Barbados Community Based Organization that started in 1978, Chair of the Barbados Non-State Actors Panel and the Trinidad based Caribbean Network of Integrated Rural Development (CNIRD.
Over the years his work involved a major collaborative program with the government of Barbados that started in 1997 implementing a poverty eradication program managing the implementationt of a micro-credit window, various gateway development activities involving sports and culture and a wide range of educational and social development activities. Over the past twenty years he has networked very closely with various International Organizations such as, UNICEF, UNIFEM,UNESCO, UNDP, OAS, Commonwealth Foundation, Oxfam GB, EU, IAF implementing various projects that focused on social, cultural and economic development for low-income communities in Barbados and the region. During this period he has raised over 2.5 mil USD towards local and regional development activities.
He successfully negotiated a local contract to build forty (40) low-Income houses in Lower Burney between PCW and the National Housing Corporation in Barbados in 2004.
Rodney also served as Special Advisor to the Minister of Social Transformation between 1999 – 2008 and was responsible for advising the Minister on poverty eradication and social development activities while liaisoning with various international agencies, facilitating the work of the Ministry. His work also involved the preparation of and advising on various policy papers and speeches for the Minister to be delivered locally, regionally and internationally.
Apart from work in the area of social development, Rodney is the artistic director with the PCW and has conceptualized and directed all of their multi-media performances for local, national, regional and international audiences.