The "Work Online Dominica" is a collaborative effort between the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, IsraAID and UNDP
Learn more about each of the program partners below.
Ministry of Public Works and the Digital Economy
The Ministry of Public Works and the Digital Economy is the arm of the Government of Dominica responsible for the national infrastructure namely; road network management, coastal management, irrigation and drainage and water resource management as well as the project management of all government and government sponsored developments island-wide.
The Ministry is also responsible for the development of the digital economy through its planned programs and activities in an effort to develop Dominica into a world class society and economy which will increase productivity and efficiency by modernizing the economy.
The Ministry has recognized that these areas are fundamental to the development and achievement of the social goals of the Government. Consequently, it constantly strives to establish and develop relationships with all stakeholders for the increasing effectiveness of the Public Service.
Founded in 2001, IsraAID is an Israel-based international non-governmental organization. Since its inception, IsraAID has worked in emergency and long-term development settings in 50+ countries. Drawing on an extensive roster of leading Israeli and international experts, the organization is in a unique position to design and implement high-quality, cost-effective and innovative programming that fully reflects the immediate and long-term needs of populations affected by disasters worldwide.
IsraAID has been working in Dominica since October 2017, following Hurricane Maria. IsraAID’s work in Dominica focuses on supporting the recovery of communities across the island, with extensive programs in the areas of shelter, education, DRR, child protection, livelihoods and resiliency building, working closely with local actors and social society, communities/community leaders, local businesses, government organizations and other pubic and nongovernmental organizations. As part of IsraAID 2020 strategy, IsraAID is expanding its work in the Livelihood arena. IsraAID alongside its partners have been working directly with beneficiaries to develop vocational capacities, business development, entrepreneurship skills training, as well as working on innovative initiatives like Work Online Dominica that positively impact the livelihood of Dominicans.
Dominica State College
Dominica State College, founded in 2002, is a student-centered, inclusive community where professionalism and academic excellence go hand in hand.
Our student body of approximately 900 students is housed on a 32-acre Stock Farm campus that offers the comfort of a flexible learning environment supported by experienced and intelligent faculty and valuable service-learning opportunities.
With our commitment to providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible educational programs, Dominica State College challenges students to be critical thinkers, explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and influence a wide variety of industries, including government, business, technology, agriculture, education, tourism and hospitality, and science.
United Nations Development Programme
UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
This is a critical time for the world and UNDP sees this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. UNDP supports countries' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030.
Dr. Marie Pascale Affana
Dr. Marie Pascale Affana has been a freelancer and remote worker (both part time and full-time) for the past 9 years. She started her freelance career in the field of customer service. She is currently a senior customer service specialist and lead bilingual patient
coordinator at a premiere Canada-based fertility company. Over the course of the past 9 years, Dr. Affana has mastered a wide variety of remote working skills, including:
Customer service care
Medical Article writing
Medical consulting and coaching
She has completed 8,000 + hours, working online, worked with 150+ companies and individuals and complete 200+ projects successfully. She also created her own translation company, which currently provides medical translation (English-French) in Dominica.
Dr. Clementine Affana
Dr. Clementine Affana has been a freelancer and remote worker (both part time and full-time) for the past 9 years. She started her freelance career in the field of translations (English and French). Over the years, she expanded her skills to provide services in the following categories:
Customer service care
Transcription and subtitling
Live conference interpreting
Article writing (medical, legal, technical)
She has completed 7,000 + hours, working online, worked with 100+ companies and individuals and complete 200+ jobs. Now, she teaches busy professionals how to get started working online as beginners. You can find out more about her personal work in the freelance world and her travels here.