Dowell Williams

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Member Contact Number: 
715-5744, 715-4364

"To impact the lives of others positively changing their circumstances in a better way
I am inspired by ambition and have a greed for success and accomplishments
I am inspired to be the influence of change and making impact in my community through volunteerism
Inspired to help young people create their own wealth through creativity and innovation"


Mr. Williams has worked with youth clubs in his parish since 1998 but later joined the NCYD in September 2005.

Mr Williams has a Bachelors of Arts (BA), in History and Political Science from the University of the West Indies and a Masters of Science (M.Sc) in Public Sector Management also from the University of the West Indies focused on:

• Public Enterprise
• Development management
• Quantitative/Qualitative Research
• Social/Public Policy Administration/Monitoring and Evaluation
• Policy development and analysis

As a long standing member of the NCYD, Dowell Williams has accomplished many substantive achievements, the main being:

  • An Interactive Portland YIC with consistently high usership
  • Integrated Youth Clubs that are responsive and sharing the NCYD vision
  • Trained in Business Labs methodology and supporting entrepreneurship development amongst youth through different programmes and stakeholder collaboration.
  • Muirton Boys home International Volunteers Day intervention in entrepreneurship 2010
  • Coaching youth in entrepreneurship and career development everyday

Mr Williams has also coordinated the Gospel Explosion held in 2011 and holds the positions of PDC Treasurer and the Reach Primary School Board Chairman. He has a strong passion for his country and  the positive development of its young people. Mr Williams has special interest in :

  • Entrepreneurship using business labs methodology and principles
  • Skills training
  • Career development
  • Community development
  • Rural development
  • Enterprise development/social entrepreneurship

Williams, through his successes as  Youth Empowerment Officer, is highly motivated and dedicated to the continued efforts to empower the young people of Portland.


Message to Young People

‘Be ambitious, strive to achieve greatness and your final potential eventually. By being better than the person you were yesterday."