The Caribbean Development Bank, through the Basic Needs Trust Fund Programme (BNTF), invites you to participate in the Launch of The Seventh BNTF Programme, themed “Adding Value and Strength to our Communities”. The Project Launch will be held on June 5, 2013 at the Royal St. Lucian by Rex Resorts. BNTF 7 extends support to community development initiated in BNTF 6, and will place particular emphasis on sub-project interventions in three core priority sectors: education and human resource development (including micro-enterprise development and youth and citizen security funded through the Regional Component), water and sanitation, and basic community access and drainage. This programme will ensure stronger focus on the challenges that youth and marginalised communities may face. The programme also strives to become more outcome-focused as the Launch allows us to set the stage for priorities in these key areas. A number of new operational arrangements are being introduced with BNTF 7 and the second day of the Launch will be used for discussion on improving programme delivery and results. We look forward to your attendance as your contribution to this forum is extremely important to the success of BNTF.