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

State of the Tourism Industry Conference – 10-13 October, 2017, Grenada

Caribbean Leadership and Transformation Forum: Delivering Results – 18-19 September, 2017, Barbados

Cultural Policy and Intellectual Property Rights Workshop – 20 August 2017, Barbados

16th Annual Caribbean Commercial Law Workshop: Hemispheric Change & Caribbean Commercial Law – 23-25 July, 2017, United States of America

Signing of Framework Cooperation Agreements between the Caribbean Development Bank and UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women – 14 July, 2017, Barbados

  • Remarks – Monica La Bennett, Acting Vice-President (Operations)

Chinese Renminbi in the Caribbean: Opportunities for Trade, Aid and Investment – 10-11 July, 2017, Barbados

Webinar: Caribbean Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Toolkit – 28 June, 2017

Seminar: Tourism Industry Reform: Strategies for Enhanced Impact – 25 May, 2017, Turks and Caicos Islands

Seminar: Towards A New Climate Strategy – 24 May, 2017, Turks and Caicos Islands

Seminar: Enhancing Productivity and Growth in the Caribbean – 24 May, 2017, Turks and Caicos Islands

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

Regional Workshop on Capacity Building EPA and CSME Standby Facilities- 6 February, 2017, Jamaica

  • Remarks – Darran Newman, Division Chief, Technical Cooperation Division (Ag.)

Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Renewable Forum- 23-25 January, 2017, The Bahamas

 

2016

Caribbean Infrastructure Finance Forum- 6 December, 2016, The Bahamas
Caribbean Infrastructure Finance Forum- 6 December, 2016, The Bahamas
 12th High Level Forum (HLF) for Water Ministers in the Caribbean – 25 October, 2016, Trinidad and Tobago
 Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association 2016 Conference and Exhibition – 25 October, 2016, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Opening Remarks – L. O’Reilly Lewis, Portfolio Manager, Economic Infrastructure Division
Caribbean Broadcasting Union 47th Annual General Assembly- 24 October, 2016, Cuba
Training Workshop: Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities in Macroeconomic Policies – 2 June, 2016, Barbados
Seminar on Towards Greater Efficiency: The Transformation of the Caribbean Maritime Port Services Industry – 19 May, 2016, Jamaica
Governors Roundtable at the CDB’s 46th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors – 19 May, 2016, Jamaica
Seminar on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development in the Caribbean: Towards a New Frontier – 18 May, 2016, Jamaica
Seminar on The Changing Nature of Poverty and Inequality in the Caribbean: New Issues, New Solutions- 18 May, 2016, Jamaica
De-risking Lunchtime Presentation- 17 May, 2016, Jamaica
Annual Media Conference – February 24, 2016, Barbados
  • Presentation: Dr. Justin Ram, Director, Economics Department
Official Launch of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Project – February 2, 2016, Grenada
  • Remarks: Mr. Andrew Dupigny, Division Chief, Economic Infrastructure Division

2015

Press Briefing on Turks and Caicos Islands Country Strategy Paper – November 5, 2015, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Statement: Dr. Justin Ram, Director, Economics Department
Opening Ceremony of the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) Reducing Risks and Building Resilience in Caribbean Communities Project Design and Implementation Workshop – August 10, 2015, Barbados
  • Greetings: Ms. Patricia McKenzie, Vice-President (Operations)
Caribbean Institute on Gender and Development (CIGAD) Training Programme – July 6 – 31, 2015
  • Presentation: Integrating Gender Analysis in Caribbean Policy Approaches to Trade, Economic Growth and Equality: Ms. Marsha Caddle, Operations Officer, Technical Cooperation Division
Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals for the Caribbean within the Post-2015 Development Agenda- June 24, 2015, Trinidad and Tobago
High-Level Consultation “Step it Up: Political Leadership for Substantive Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS)” – June 23, 2015, Antigua and Barbuda
  • PresentationFinancing substantive gender equality within a new SDG framework: Prepared by Ms. Marsha Caddle, Operations Officer, Technical Cooperation Division. Presented by: Ms. Denise Noel-Debique, Gender Adviser
Third Regional Caribbean Growth Forum- June 15-18, 2015, St. Lucia
  • Opening Remarks: Dr. Justin Ram, Director, Economics Department
  • Presentation: Mr. S. Brian Samuel, Public-Private Partnerships Coordinator
Seminar: The Youth are the Future: The Imperative of Youth Employment for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean – May 21, 2015, St. Kitts and Nevis
Launch of Regional Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) Support Facility – May 20, 2015, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Remarks: Ms. Michelle Cross Fenty, Director, Projects Department
  • Presentation: Mr. S. Brian Samuel, Public-Private Partnerships Coordinator
2015 VYBZING Youth Forum Opening Ceremony – May 13, 2015, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Remarks: Mrs. Yvette Lemonias-Seale, Vice-President (Corporate Services) and Bank Secretary, delivered by Ms. Angela Parris, Manager, Information Services Unit
Launch of Seventh Consolidated Line of Credit to the Development Finance Corporation of Belize- May 12, 2015, Belize
  • Remarks: Ms. Deidre Clarendon, Division Chief, Social Sector Division
71st Annual General Conference National Union of Public Workers – March 19, 2015, Barbados
Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Environmental Due Diligence Workshop – March 16, 2015, Barbados
  • Remarks: Ms. Deidre Clarendon, Division Chief, Social Sector Division
National Stakeholder Workshop on the Country Gender Assessment- March 12, 2015, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Opening Remarks: Mr. Elbert Ellis, Operations Officer (Social Analyst), Social Sector Division
Caribbean Development Bank Consultations of a Housing Policy and Implementation Strategy – February 24-25, 2015, Barbados
  • Remarks: Ms. Michelle Cross Fenty, Director, Projects Department
Special First Meeting of Directors of Gender Bureaux – February 23, 2015, Barbados

2014

Opening of the Multilateral Development Bank Portfolio Management Forum – December 16, 2014, Barbados
  • Welcome: Mr. Nigel Romano, Acting Vice-President (Operations)
Opening of the Water Utility Reform Workshops – November 27, 2014, Barbados
  • Remarks: Mr. Nigel Romano, Acting Vice-President (Operations)
Caribbean Launch: The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report – October 13, 2014, Barbados
  • Remarks: Mr. Nigel Romano, Acting Vice-President (Operations)
Handover of Turks and Caicos Islands Country Poverty Assessment Report- September 12, 2014, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Address: Ms. Deidre Clarendon, Division Chief, Social Sector Division
Development Bank of Jamaica 2nd Annual Venture Capital Conference – September 9, 2014, Jamaica
  • Remarks: Mr. Nigel Romano, Acting Vice-President (Operations)
Regional Water Sector Assessment Workshop – July 7, 2014, Barbados
  • Address: Mr. Nigel Romano, Acting Vice-President (Operations)
Seminar on New Paradigm for Caribbean Development-  Transitioning to a Green Economy – May 29, 2014, Guyana
Seminar on Public-Private Partnerships in the Caribbean: Building on Early Lessons – May 28, 2014, Guyana
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association Regional Workshop – February 12, 2014, St. Maarten
  • Address– Mr. Andrew Dupigny, Division Chief, Economic Infrastructure Division
National Career Showcase Media Launch – January 23, 2014, Barbados
  • Remarks – Ms. K. Anne Thompson, Human Resources Management Specialist

2013

Caribbean Growth Forum Regional Workshop – June 24 – 25, 2013, The Bahamas
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony 2013 – December 4, 2013, Guyana
Antigua and Barbuda’s Pre-Budget Forum – December 2, 2013, Antigua
Seminar on Public Sector Debt in the Caribbean: An Agenda for Reduction and Sustainability – May 23, 2013, St. Lucia
2013 VYBZING St. Lucia Youth Forum on Road Safety – May 15-17 , 2013, St. Lucia
2013 Global Assembly of the International Development Evaluation Association – May 8, 2013, Barbados

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