• RDI Fund: Work/life Balance
  • Advisory Committee
  • Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Talking Circle
  • Work/life Balance poster


Regional Partnership

The project has been extended and expanded through a memorandum of agreement for a three-year partnership with SEMAVIL (Societe D'economie  Mixte D'amenagement De La Ville Du Lamentin/Company of Mixed Economy of Management of the City of Lamentin), Martinique, led by CEO, Max Tanic. Dr Cheryl-Ann Boodram and Mr Emmanuel Joseph, Project Manager of SEMAVIL, are the Principal Investigators for this related and aligned research project entitled Work Life Balance and Ageing: How to Develop a Sustainable Business Model for Social and Homecare for Better Ageing.

SEMAVIL is the development company responsible for urban planning, social housing, public equipment and economic innovation for the city of Lamentin, Martinique. SEMAVIL shares common goals with our Work/Life Balance research project, and is collaborating with The UWI to ultimately create interventions which will improve the quality of life for our ageing populations regionally. This partnership is a critical outgrowth of the RDI-funded research project which will advance the work of the local research team into concrete interventions locally and regionally, creating an impact on a particularly vulnerable population.


Research Partners

The Institute for Gender and Development Studiesand the Social Work Unit, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, The UWI, St Augustine Campus have partners for this three-year project include:


International Labour Organization
Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean ((ILO/DWT)

Trinidad and Tobago Association of Retired Persons (TTARP)

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Sub-Regional Headquarters (ECLAC)

Women’s Institute for Alternative Development

Women Working for Social Progress (WWSP)

Corporate sector representatives

Scholars in the field of ageing (regionally and internationally)