by STAFF WRITER
May 12, 2022
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, May 12, CMC – The St. Lucia-based Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission says it is collaborating with the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator (CCSA) in hosting a virtual investor forum next week.
“This high-level presentation and discussion will highlight the climate-smart, investment-ready projects in the Eastern Caribbean to investors, and create a platform for the formation and strengthening of relationships among OECS leaders and potential investors,” the Commission said in announcing the May 17 event under the theme “Investing in Climate Resilience in the OECS”.
It said that this virtual event will be the CCSA’s second investor forum with two more to be held this year, noting that the first featured over EC$10.5 billion (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) in projects.
“Several themes will be discussed during the forum, including but not limited to climate-smart agriculture, the blue economy, education, impact investments, energy and climate finance. These are just some of the sectors identified as being key areas of growth in the Caribbean, and ones that investors are keen on supporting,” the Commission said.
The forum will be moderated by Cheryl Senhouse, Finance Innovation Director at the CCSA with OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules delivering the feature address.
Other speakers will include Stephen Wedderburn of TotalEnergies Marketing Jamaica Limited, Ramzi Issa, managing director, Credit Suisse Credit Structuring in New York as well as Gregory Hill, the managing director of the Trinidad-based ANSA Merchant Bank Limited