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CRAF Expands into Belize

Saint Lucia Development Bank (SLDB)

Launch Event


Launch Event

Joint Launch of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) Project Preparation Facility (PPF) and the Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF), an initiative of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF)


You may view the live stream of the CRAF and the PPF below:


Master of Ceremony: Mr Robert Weekes, TAPSEC

10:00 a.m. National Anthem of Barbados

10:05 a.m. Welcome Remarks: Hon. Kerrie Symmonds, Minister of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Barbados

10:10 a.m. Remarks: Mr Rodinald Soomer, Chief Executive Officer – CARICOM Development Fund (CDF)

10:20 a.m. Remarks: Dr Gary Jackson, Executive Director – Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)

10:30 a.m. Remarks: Mr Simon Zellner, Programme Manager – Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC)

10:40 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Hon. Mia Mottley, Q.C, M.P. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment - Barbados

11:10 a.m. Presentation: Ms Charlin Bodley, Sustainable Energy Project Development and Gender Expert, CCREEE

11:25 a.m. Presentation: Video presentation on CRAF, CDF

11:40 a.m. Cooperation Agreement Signing: Mr Rodinald Soomer (CDF) and Dr Gary Jackson (CCREEE)

11:40 a.m. Cultural Presentation: Ms Linda M. Deane, Storyteller; Featuring Mr Victor “Tula” Lewis, Drummer

11:50 a.m. Closing Remarks: Mr Devon Gardner, Head, CARICOM Energy Unit – CARICOM Secretariat

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