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Our mission is to facilitate social, cultural and economic development at the community level.
Our mission is to promote sustainable economic development by engineering and regulating a vibrant co-operative sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Our mission is to provide persistently, effective programmes and efficient services aimed at advocating equity in family relations, fostering the Rights of the Child, persons with disabilities, the elderly and enhancing the socio-economic development of all family members.
Our mission is to ensure that all citizens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have equal access to opportunities that will shape their social, cultural, spiritual, educational, economical and political development.
Our mission is to provide a caring environment in which boys 7 – 16 years old having familial, educational, social, emotional, and or behavioural difficulties can develop skills that would allow them to become responsible and productive citizens.


Hon. Frederick A. Stephenson


Following the launch of three pilot projects in February of this year, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP), Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), Project; has approved two additional projects in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, totalling USD$117,000. The projects will be implemented by the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Youth.

One of the projects, titled “Building climate change resilience in the co-operative sector of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for sustainable livelihood, job creation, poverty reduction and food security”, aims to reduce the impact of droughts and increasing plant pests and diseases, through applying irrigation and greenhouse technologies. The project will target the three school co-operatives in North Central Windward, South Windward and Central Windward communities, with an estimated 200 beneficiaries, including female-headed households, youth and elderly persons.

The second project, titled “Strengthening community resilience within selected vulnerable communities on mainland Saint Vincent”, addresses climate vulnerabilities facing the communities, including increased water scarcity, landslides and flash floods. These vulnerabilities affect housing, infrastructure, and have negative health effects. The project aims to reduce these impacts by installing water harvesting systems and improving footpaths and drainage systems. It will benefit more than 500 persons in Barrouallie and 250 persons in Fair Hall. In both instances, the Ministry will match UNDP’s financial assistance with in-kind contributions.

As climate change is recognised as one of the most serious challenges compounding vulnerabilities inherent to the Caribbean, J-CCCP’s aim to ensure that barriers to the implementation of climate-resilient technologies are addressed and overcome in a participatory and efficient manner, is especially important. The project brings together policy makers, experts and representatives of affected communities to encourage policy innovation for climate technology incubation and diffusion. By doing so, the initiative aims to ensure policy instruments such as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs); provide tailored frameworks to expand access to clean energy, and to prioritise adaptation measures.

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Family Services Division

We Facilitate and identify alternative homes for abused children and the elderly.  Liaise with child care agencies, regional and International. Prepare social inquiry report for the Court and relevant international agencies.

Our Division is located in Pauls Avenue in the Co-operative Credit Union League Building. Find out more on what we offer

Contact Information

Permanent Secretary
Mrs. Nerissa Gittens-McMillan 
Tel :(784) 450-0395
PBX :(784) 456-1111
Ext : 395/396
Fax :(784) 457-2476 


The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Local Government, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Non Governmental Organisations

Halifax Street Kingstown St. Vincent

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday - Sunday