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Franklyn Michael is a national of Antigua and Barbuda. His career spans more than thirty years (30) years in Management, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Leadership, Training and Broadcasting. He held appointments such as Director in the Ministry of Agriculture and Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Chief Minister, Director of the Emergency Operations Centre and Permanent Secretary of the Emergency Department on the island of Montserrat where he resided for many years. Mr. Michael started work at CARICAD in 2005 as the Project Coordinator for a Regional project, Strategic Planning in the Caribbean Overseas Territories (involving seven (7) territories). He was subsequently appointed as Regional Project Coordinator for another Strategic Planning project, Greater Use of Information and Communications Technology in the Caribbean Parliaments (involving twelve (12) countries). Those appointments were preceded by assignments in Disaster Management with CDEMA in Barbados, the UNDP in Grenada and the Government of the British Virgin Islands where he was the National Disaster Coordinator and Consultant in Disaster Management. He is now Programme Specialist – Planning and Communications at CARICAD. Mr. Michael is author or co-author of a wide range of contingency plans and consultancy reports.
He is an experienced trainer and workshop facilitator and has been involved in the training of adults in a wide range of subject areas including Strategic Planning, Disaster Risk Reduction, Leadership, Management, Change Management, Business Communication and Customer Service; for more than thirty years. He is a member of the CARICAD team that continues to provide technical assistance to various Ministries and Departments in the Caribbean Region.
Mr. Michael has a BSc. (Honours) degree in General Agriculture from the University of the West Indies, an MSc in Agricultural Development from the University of London, and a Diploma in Project Planning from the University of Bradford, England. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his operational leadership of the response to the volcanic crisis in Montserrat IN 1996.