Monday, April 24, 2017 — The OECS Commission, in partnership with the Governments of Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda, and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will host the first Sub-regional Structured Dialogue in the Eastern Caribbean in Grenada from April 24-26, 2017 under the theme “Accelerating Direct Access to Climate Finance in the Eastern Caribbean.”
The dialogue will target several stakeholders in the region including: National Designated Authorities (NDAs) for the GCF and national climate change focal points, Ministries of Finance and Planning, climate change experts from civil society, potential accredited entities, implementing entities, and the private sector.
The overall objective of the meeting is to accelerate the Eastern Caribbean’s direct access to the GCF funding, in the context of the recently-adopted GCF Strategic Plan and GCF Board decisions that provide support for the development of concrete funding proposals and projects, as well as for readiness support and dedicated funding for National Adaptation Planning.
The dialogue is expected to produce concrete outcomes and recommendations that will contribute to the sustainable development of the sub-region and the wellbeing of its citizens.
An exhibition on Climate Resilient Initiatives will also run parallel to the meeting, starting from Tuesday April 25th 2017, which is open to schools and the general public.