Improved Climate Smart Ecosystem

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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.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Profiles can be viewed by clicking photo.

AMBASSADOR SELWIN HART

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Inter-American Development Bank

ALISON GERMAK

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Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC

AMBASSADOR DR. EDWARD GREEN

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BENITO WHEATLEY

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

JERRY C. BUTLER

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Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum    (CREF)

DENNIS RAMDAHIN

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Vihara Foundation

GODFREY FRESO

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Skyridium Communications

ANTHONY PIASKOWY

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 Cadasta Foundation 

AINSLEY GILL

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Niquan Energy

MICHAEL K. JACKSON

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Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)

CAMILLE JONES

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Mark Labs 

JEAN ROBERT BAGUIDY

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Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) 

ARNO BOERSMA

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Island Impact

KELLEE JAMES

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 Mercaris 

DR. KAMRAN ZENDEHDEL

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

DR. GREGORY GUANNEL

Dr. Gregory Guannel

The Green Caribbean Center

(CGTC)

DR. LIZ ALLEN

Dr. Lisa Allen

Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute

ERIC GUICHARD

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Homestrings, Inc.

DR. MAGALIE EMILE-BACKER

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 Diversified Research Associates 

VASSEL STEWART

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Woodsman Caribbean Ltd 

DEYANIRA MURGA

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Cerberus Comsulting

DAY 1 - MORNING ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS - CAPITOL HILL

POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

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For Enabling Resilient Island Futures 

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CLIMATE SMART FUTURES

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Opportunities and Challenges

DISASTER RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION:

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Proposed models for improved response mechanisms 

AFTERNOON SESSION - INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

DISASTER RECOVERY RECONSTRUCTION AND RESILIENCE:

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Cross-Cutting Perspectives on  Enabling Innovations

DAY 2 - ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS - JW MARRIOTT HOTEL

THE FOOD-ENERGY-WATER NEXUS

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NEW MODES OF FINANCE & FINTECH

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STORIES FROM THE FIELD: CASE STUDIES

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FINANCING THE DEAL IN THE CARIBBEAN

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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).

WELCOME & REGISTRATION

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST ** By Invitation Only**

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Capitol Hill

Event Details

WELCOME & REGISTRATION

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST ** By Invitation Only**

Join us for breakfast to get things started right. 



KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 


7:30 am - 8:30 am

Capitol Hill

ROUNDTABLE 1

POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENABLING RESILIENT ISLAND FUTURES

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Capitol Hill

Event Details

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 advocating legislative and policy issues and actions needed to advance climate-smart future.

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Capitol Hill

ROUNDTABLE 2

OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CLIMATE-SMART FUTURES

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Capitol Hill

Event Details

ROUNDTABLE 2

OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CLIMATE-SMART FUTURES

The goal of this Roundtable is to explore current US development assistance programs that impact on Climate-Smart Futures. This would include federal program such as USAID, NOAA, NSF, USDA, US State Dept. as well as US engagement with multi-lateral efforts such as the Green Climate Fund. 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Capitol Hill

LUNCH SESSION

DISASTER RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION: PROPOSED MODELS FOR IMPROVED RESPONSE MECHANISMS

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Capitol Hill

Event Details

LUNCH SESSION

DISASTER RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION: PROPOSED MODELS FOR IMPROVED RESPONSE MECHANISMS

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Capitol Hill

ROUNDTABLE 3

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

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Event Details

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-water nexus relevant for robust economic recovery with a focus on lessons learned and applicability to the Bahamas.

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END OF DAY 1  - WRAP UP

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

DAY 2 - FRIDAY

OPENING PLENARY

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 am - 9:00 am

JW Marriot Hotel

Event Details

OPENING PLENARY

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Join us for breakfast to get things started right. 



KEYNOTE ADDRESS:


8:30 am - 9:00 am

JW Marriot Hotel

ROUNDTABLE 4

EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FOOD-ENERGY-WATER NEXUS

9:00 am - 10:30 am

JW Mariott Hotel

Event Details

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 advantage of such opportunities across all aspects of the ecosystem.

9:00 am - 10:30 am

JW Mariott Hotel

ROUNDTABLE 5

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW MODES OF FINANCE & FINTECH

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

JW Mariott Hotel

Event Details

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-Water Nexus including impact investment, block chain, crowdfunding and others.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

JW Mariott Hotel

LUNCH SESSION

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: CASE STUDIES

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

JW Mariott Hotel

Event Details

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 - 2:00 pm

JW Mariott Hotel

ROUNDTABLE 6

FINANCING THE DEAL IN THE CARIBBEAN

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

JW Mariott Hotel

Event Details

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, OPIC, IADB, YABT, and other institutions.


END OF DAY 2 - WRAP UP & CLOSING REMARKS 

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

JW Mariott Hotel

Registration for the Event

All events are open to the public, however, registration is required to attend.

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