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Improved Climate Smart Ecosystem

The main objective of the forum is to identify shared points of entry for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) to advocate and advance the SMART Islands Agenda and mobilize and activate new partnerships among civil society, the private and public sector for systems transformation. For systems transformation to occur-- creativity, disruption and change are required.

Policy Development

Highlight existing policies on trade and development investment that impact on the Food-Energy-Water Nexus.

Innovation

Explore emerging science and innovations on Climate-Smart Food-Energy-Water Nexus issues for small island economies.

THURSDAY MORNING ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS - CAPITOL HILL

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POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

For Enabling Resilient Island Futures 

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DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CLIMATE SMART FUTURES

POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities and Challenges

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DISASTER RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION:

POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

DISASTER RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION:

Proposed models for improved response mechanisms 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION - INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

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DISASTER RECOVERY RECONSTRUCTION AND RESILIENCE:

Cross-Cutting Perspectives on  Enabling Innovations

FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS - JW MARRIOTT HOTEL

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THE FOOD-ENERGY-WATER NEXUS

NEW MODES OF FINANCE & FINTECH

NEW MODES OF FINANCE & FINTECH

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NEW MODES OF FINANCE & FINTECH

NEW MODES OF FINANCE & FINTECH

NEW MODES OF FINANCE & FINTECH

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STORIES FROM THE FIELD: CASE STUDIES

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: CASE STUDIES

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: CASE STUDIES

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FINANCING THE DEAL IN THE CARIBBEAN

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: CASE STUDIES

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: CASE STUDIES

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HON. MINISTER MARSHA CADDLE

HON. MINISTER MARSHA CADDLE

HON. MINISTER MARSHA CADDLE

Ministry of Economic Affairs

Barbados

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BENITO WHEATLEY

HON. MINISTER MARSHA CADDLE

HON. MINISTER MARSHA CADDLE

Special Envoy of the Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI)

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SELWIN HART

HON. MINISTER MARSHA CADDLE

JERRY C. BUTLER

Inter-American Development Bank

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JERRY C. BUTLER

JERRY C. BUTLER

JERRY C. BUTLER

Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum    (CREF)

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ISAAC ANTHONY

JERRY C. BUTLER

ISAAC ANTHONY

Caribbean Catastrope Risk Insurance Facility

(CCRIF SPC)

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GODFREY FRESO

JERRY C. BUTLER

ISAAC ANTHONY

Skyridium Communications

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ANTHONY PIASKOWY

ANTHONY PIASKOWY

ANTHONY PIASKOWY

 Cadasta Foundation 

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JAMILA WHITE

ANTHONY PIASKOWY

ANTHONY PIASKOWY

Mercy Corps

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AINSLEY GILL

ANTHONY PIASKOWY

CAMILLE JONES

NiQuan Energy

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CAMILLE JONES

MICHAEL K. JACKSON

CAMILLE JONES

Mark Labs 

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MICHAEL K. JACKSON

MICHAEL K. JACKSON

MICHAEL K. JACKSON

Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)

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ALEXANDRIA GARCIA

MICHAEL K. JACKSON

MICHAEL K. JACKSON

World Central Kitchen 

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ARNO BOERSMA

DR. KAMRAN ZENDEHDEL

ARNO BOERSMA

Island Impact

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KELLEE JAMES

DR. KAMRAN ZENDEHDEL

ARNO BOERSMA

 Mercaris 

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DR. KAMRAN ZENDEHDEL

DR. KAMRAN ZENDEHDEL

DR. KAMRAN ZENDEHDEL

College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia 

Dr. Gregory Guannel

DR. GREGORY GUANNEL

DR. GREGORY GUANNEL

DR. KAMRAN ZENDEHDEL

The Green Caribbean Center

(CGTC)

Dr. Lisa Allen

DR. LIZ ALLEN

DR. GREGORY GUANNEL

DR. LIZ ALLEN

Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute

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ERIC GUICHARD

DR. GREGORY GUANNEL

DR. LIZ ALLEN

Homestrings, Inc.

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LOUIS VIGURIA

DEYANIRA MURGA

LOUIS VIGURIA

Young Americas Business Trust 

(YABT)

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SAURABH DANI

DEYANIRA MURGA

LOUIS VIGURIA

World Bank

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DEYANIRA MURGA

DEYANIRA MURGA

DEYANIRA MURGA

Cerberus Comsulting

DAY 1 - THURSDAY

RATIONALE

As climate change leads to more frequent and intense weather events, as well as chronic risks like sea level rise, extreme heat, and drought, resilience has become an increasingly important issue for development planners and investors to understand and address. 

This year's theme, Climate-Smart investments, review the complexities  of the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus that can help fast-track small islands' national efforts in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

REGISTRATION & WELCOME

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 am -9:00 am

Capitol Hill

REGISTRATION & WELCOME

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

OPENING PLENARY

8:00 am -9:00 am

Capitol Hill

ROUNDTABLE 1

POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENABLING RESILIENT ISLAND FUTURES

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Capitol Hill

ROUNDTABLE 1

POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENABLING RESILIENT ISLAND FUTURES

The goal of this Roundtable is to bring together stakeholders from US Islands with international islands to explore common agendas regarding...

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Capitol Hill

ROUNDTABLE 2

OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CLIMATE-SMART FUTURES

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Capitol Hill

ROUNDTABLE 2

OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CLIMATE-SMART FUTURES

he goal of this Roundtable is to explore current US development assistance programs that impact on Climate Smart Futures.  This would includ...

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Capitol Hill

LUNCH SESSION

DISASTER RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION: PROPOSED MODELS FOR IMPROVED RESPONSE MECHANISMS

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Capitol Hill

LUNCH SESSION

DISASTER RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION: PROPOSED MODELS FOR IMPROVED RESPONSE MECHANISMS

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Capitol Hill

ROUNDTABLE 3

DISASTER RECOVERY RECONSTRUCTION AND RESILIENCE: CROSS-CUTTING PERSPECTIVES ON ENABLING INNOVATIONS

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

ROUNDTABLE 3

DISASTER RECOVERY RECONSTRUCTION AND RESILIENCE: CROSS-CUTTING PERSPECTIVES ON ENABLING INNOVATIONS

This theme will explore a number of cross-topics sub-themes around Disaster Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience around the food-energy-w...

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

DAY 2 - FRIDAY

REGISTRATION & WELCOME

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 am - 9:15 am

JW Marriot Hotel

REGISTRATION & WELCOME

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


OPENING PLENARY


8:30 am - 9:15 am

JW Marriot Hotel

ROUNDTABLE 4

EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FOOD-ENERGY-WATER NEXUS

9:30 am - 10:45 am

JW Marriott Hotel

ROUNDTABLE 4

EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FOOD-ENERGY-WATER NEXUS

The goal of this session is to review lessons learned and layout business opportunities and challenges needed to be met in order to take adv...

9:30 am - 10:45 am

JW Marriott Hotel

ROUNDTABLE 5

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW MODES OF FINANCE & FINTECH

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

JW Marriott Hotel

ROUNDTABLE 5

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW MODES OF FINANCE & FINTECH

The goal of this session is to explore interest in new options for private sector finance for Smart Agriculture Value Chain Food-Energy-Wate...

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

JW Marriott Hotel

LUNCH SESSION

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: CASE STUDIES

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

JW Marriott Hotel

LUNCH SESSION

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: CASE STUDIES

The goal of this session to hear first-hand project or program initiatives and lessons learned.

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

JW Marriott Hotel

ROUNDTABLE 6

FINANCING THE DEAL IN THE CARIBBEAN

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

JW Mariott Hotel

ROUNDTABLE 6

FINANCING THE DEAL IN THE CARIBBEAN

The goal of this session is to provide an update on the financing through bilateral and multilateral programming such as USAID, EX-IM Bank, ...

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

JW Mariott Hotel

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