By Aaron Humes: CEO of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Dr Kenrick Williams joins the ranks of recipients of the “Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award”, presented in recognition of his professional achievements and contribution to promoting exchanges and cooperation between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Belize.
Ambassador David Kuan-Chou Chien presented the award on behalf of Taiwanese Minister of Education Dr Wen-Chung Pan. CEO Williams studied for six years in Taiwan, earning his Master’s degree and doctorate.
During his career, CEO Williams has played a key role in strengthening ties with Taiwan by strongly promoting and engaging in several Belize-Taiwan bilateral cooperative programs in the areas of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management.
Williams extended his appreciation to the governments of Taiwan and Belize for the opportunity to study in Taiwan and committed to promoting the interaction and friendship between Belize and Taiwan.
Ambassador Chien also encouraged more Belizean students to follow CEO Williams’ example and apply for the scholarship programs to study in Taiwan, in order to build important bridges between Belize and Taiwan in both domestic and international fora, as well as to enhance the prosperity and welfare of Belizean people.
The Government of the Republic has provided hundreds of scholarships to deserving Belizeans for many years as part of its deep cultural and cooperative ties with Belize, one of its few remaining allies in world affairs.