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Llandewey Community Development Committee members renew commitment to community development

Tucked in the western foothills of the famous Blue Mountain Range, are the neighboring communities of Llandewey and Ramble, in St. Thomas, Jamaica. Llandewey was originally an area of large sugar plantations stretching across its borders. Chief of these was the plantation, owned by the Jamaican National Hero, George William Gordon, which stretched across the Yallahs River to the border of the community of Ramble. Both sister neighborhoods possess similar terrains, being predominantly hilly with uneven topography. Major landslides in the Upper Yallahs River Watershed have resulted in the river carrying a greater silt load and it scours its banks far more quickly. The effects of severe environmental degradation is visible throughout the communities. The impact is mainly seen in the eroding banks of the Yallahs River that flows through community eating away the mountainside and taking land and homes in its path. Farming historically was, and remains to date, the main occupation of the residents of Llandewey and Ramble. In Ramble, according to the Rural Agricultural Development […]

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Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund’s third call reaps high yields

The Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) moves into its fourth year of implementation with projections of significant increase in its project portfolio. This, as a result of the decisions made at the recently held Third Project Technical Review Committee (PTRC) meeting where nine of the ten submitted Project Application Documents (PADs) gained favour with the Committee.

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Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund’s third call reaps high yields

The Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) moves into its fourth year of implementation with projections of significant increase in its project portfolio. This, as a result of the decisions made at the recently held Third Project Technical Review Committee (PTRC) meeting where nine of the ten submitted Project Application Documents (PADs) gained favour with the Committee.

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Climate change impacts to be discussed at CDB’s 47th Annual Meeting

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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is calling attention to the work that remains to be done to strengthen the Region’s resilience to climate change impacts. On May 24, 2017, CDB will host a seminar to review the Caribbean’s gains in climate adaptation and mitigation, and to examine the implementation of the Bank’s Climate Resilience Strategy 2012-2017. The event will be held during the 47th Annual Meeting of CDB’s Board of Governors, in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.  “Our presentation will reflect critically on the implementation of the Bank’s existing Climate Resilience Strategy, and address lessons learnt in the integration of climate considerations in CDB’s work programme. These discussions are especially relevant and timely as we prepare our ‘Climate Resilience Strategy Update 2018-2023’,” said Cheryl Dixon, Coordinator, Environmental Sustainability Unit, CDB. Panellists include Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, Minister of Planning and Development, Government of Trinidad and Tobago; Dr. Kenrick Leslie, Executive Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre; Pim Van Ballekom, Vice-President, European Investment Bank and Yvonne Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, […]

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CDB lauds CCRIF’s Regional Internship Programme

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), has lauded its partner, the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) for its Regional Internship Programme, as it welcomes a new intern to its Barbados headquarters.

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CDB strengthening Climate Resilience capacity in Haiti

Twenty-six Haitian government employees have benefitted from the first component of a three stage training programme on how to incorporate climate change planning and risk management in their development planning and decision making processes. This as the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved a sum of USD69,635 to finance the costs of training workshops to support the roll-out of the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaption Tool (CCORAL) in Haiti. The initial stage of the training was conducted during the week of 21st to 25th September 2015 The CCORAL system is a climate risk management tool, which assists decision-makers to understand the various climate-related risks that may affect upcoming projects and developments, identify actions that minimize and mitigate climate related loss, and build climate resilient development in their countries. It is specific to the Caribbean region. During the first stage of the programme, the 26 participants were exposed to an initial training workshop in the use of CCORAL, as well as a ‘train the trainer’ component, which provided them […]

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Staff Presentations & Speeches

Various departments organise workshops, seminars and conferences throughout the year and produce papers and other research material, which is sometimes done in collaboration with other institutes. The following are papers, reports and presentations created by members of staff of the Caribbean Development Bank: 2017 Seminar: Towards A New Climate Strategy – 24 May, 2017, Turks and Caicos Islands Presentation – Cheryl Dixon, Coordinator, Environmental Sustainability Unit   Seminar: Enhancing Productivity and Growth in the Caribbean – 24 May, 2017, Turks and Caicos Islands Presentation – Dr. Justin Ram, Director, Economics Department   Roundtable on Regional Solutions to Address the Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking Relationships- 22 February, 2017 , Barbados Welcome Remarks – Yvette Lemonias Seale, Vice-President (Corporate Services) and Bank Secretary   CDB 2017 Annual News Conference- 17 February, 2017, Barbados Statement and Presentation – Dr. Justin Ram, Director, Economics Department   Regional Workshop on Capacity Building EPA and CSME Standby Facilities- 6 February, 2017, Jamaica Remarks – Darran Newman, Division Chief, Technical Cooperation Division (Ag.), CDB   Fifth Caribbean […]

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Projects Department

Projects Department   The Projects Department consists of six divisions/ units: Economic Infrastructure Division, Social Sector Division, Technical Cooperation Division, Procurement Policy Unit, Private Sector Development Unit, Renewable Energy/ Energy Efficiency Unit and the Environmental Sustainability Unit. Major programmes of the Bank such as Disaster Risk Management (DRM), the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) and the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network (CTCS) are supervised by the Projects Department. The Projects Department is responsible for the identification, appraisal and supervision of all capital and Technical Assistance Projects, as well as sector loans intended for and/or included in the Bank’s portfolio. Monitoring and evaluating the Bank’s loan portfolio, preparation of sector analyses/policy papers for external training and the provision of assistance to micro and small enterprises are also within its purview.  Investments Applications Prospective clients are required to submit a business proposal to CDB including full details of the proposed project, including but not limited to: Feasibility studies including technical, engineering and market analysis studies, as well as information on […]

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Organisation

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is headed by the Board of Governors, which delegates oversight of Bank operations to the Board of Directors chaired by the President. The President is appointed by the Board of Governors and is responsible for the day-to-day business of the Bank. He is assisted by two Vice-Presidents and an advisory management team, comprising the Directors of each department. Office of the President The President is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. He conducts, under the direction of the Board of Directors, the current business of the Bank. The Internal Audit Unit, Office of Risk Management, Corporate Communications Unit and the Office of Independent Evaluation are attached to the Office of the President. Read the President’s bio here Office of the Vice-President (Corporate Services) and Bank Secretary The Vice-President (Corporate Services) and Bank Secretary is responsible for the effective planning, development and provision of advice and services relating to the Legal Department, Finance and Corporate Planning Department, […]

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