Project Preparation Facility (PPF) Launch
Join us via YouTube Live Stream on Wednesday 25 November as we partner with the CARICOM Development Fund to jointly launch the PPF, along with the Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF). The CCREEE PPF is established with a view to tackle barriers to the development of high-quality sustainable energy projects across CARICOM, while the CRAF seeks to incentivize additional lending from local financing institutions for renewable energy and energy efficiency interventions in CDF Member States.
These two facilities will accelerate sustainable energy solutions within the CARICOM region.
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
11:30 a.m. Cooperation Agreement Signing: Mr Rodinald Soomer (CDF) and Dr Gary Jackson (CCREEE)
11:30 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