Start: Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 10:30
End: Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 13:00
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the General Secretariat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are organizing a meeting with the CARICOM Ministers responsible for Energy, Heads of International Financial Institutions, Bilateral Development Partners, and the Private Sector. The objective of the meeting is to explore opportunities to better support the Caribbean countries to address the threats to their energy security exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, May 27, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT) (10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ADT)
Date: May 27, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Format: Virtual – Kudo Platform
To explore options and opportunities for investments and technical assistance to support energy security and resilience in CARICOM Countries.
9:30-9:35 AM - Welcoming remarks from the Secretary General of the OAS, H.E. Luis Almagro
9:35-9:40 AM - Remarks by the Secretary General of the CARICOM, H.E. Irwin LaRocque
9:40-9:50 AM - Remarks by the Prime Minister of Guyana, Brigadier Hon. Mark Phillips
9:50-10:00 AM - Remarks by the Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the OAS, H.E.
10:00-10:10 AM - High-level Presentation of the Proposal by the Assistant Secretary-General for Trade and Economic Development in the CARICOM Secretariat, Mr. Joseph Cox
10:10-10:25 AM - Response from the International Financial Institutions
- The World Bank
- The Inter-American Development Bank
- The Caribbean Development Bank
10:25-10: 30 AM - Summation of next steps by the Secretaries General of CARICOM and the OAS
10:30- 10:40 AM - Presentation of the Technical Assistance Proposal Dr. Devon Gardner, CARICOM Secretariat
10:40-10:50 AM - Presentation of the Investment Pipeline for Projects in Member States Dr. Gary Jackson, Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
10:50-11:50 AM - Initial review of the Technical Assistance Proposal and the Investment Pipeline for Projects: Discussions, and Expressions of Interest.
Co-moderated by Joseph Cox, Assistant Secretary-General for Trade and Economic Development in the CARICOM Secretariat, and Kim Osbourne, Executive Secretary for Integral Development at the OAS
11:50-12:00 PM - Summation of next steps and closing remarks from Joseph Cox, Assistant
Secretary-General for Trade and Economic Development in the CARICOM Secretariat, and Kim Osbourne, Executive Secretary for Integral Development at the OAS
12:00 PM - END