BCDF Wins Energy Chamber Award


On Tuesday 23rd January, 2018, the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago (TTEC) presented the Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation with the NGO Award for Good Governance during its 2018 Gala Dinner. The Gala was a part of TTEC’s annual two-day Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference and Tradeshow, which is regarded as the premier Energy Conference in the Caribbean. TTEC awarded members and non-members in the following six categories: i) Best Green House Gas Reduction Project; ii) Best Social Investment Project (Large); iii) Best Social Investment Project (SME); iv) Excellence in STOW; v) Exporter of the Year Award; and vi) NGO Award for Good Governance. BCDF received the award for the NGO sector.

Energy Chamber Awardees

The NGO award for the Good Governance application was a rigorous three-step process. First, our entry was completed and submitted via an online entry form. The online entry form elicited information such as our background, organisational structure, Board of Directors, monitoring and evaluating strategies. Subsequent to the online submission, BCDF was informed that we were shortlisted for the award. The third step required us to provide the supporting evidence to demonstrate good governance, an established record of continuity of work, and the promise of sustained activity in the future. BCDF submitted the evidence including: our bylaws, conflict of interest policy, compliance manual/policy, induction training process, code of ethics, core values, financial transparency and accountability, and our monitoring and evaluation process. We emerged the winner!

The Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation (BCDF) is a Tobago-based NGO. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people living with cancer and diabetes by providing financial resources, support, preventive and management education. We depend solely on volunteers, donations, fundraisers and grants to conduct our activities, which include our Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree, School Children Poster Competition, Workshops, a Quarterly Newsletter and Foot Care Project. BCDF is managed by a 12-member Volunteer Board of Directors. BCDF values and ensures good governance because we strongly believe that it impacts on our long-term sustainability and realisation of our mission, while providing accountability and transparency for all.

We are proud and extremely thankful to receive such a prestigious award from the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago; this is public acknowledgement of our operations and strength as a local NGO.

View a video about the award.