Small Island Developing States

Caribbean Preparatory Regional Meeting on Small Island Developing States

Kingston, Jamaica. 2-4 July 2013

FAO Special Event: "Addressing major threats for improved livelihoods and sustainable development in the Caribbean SIDS"

The FAO-facilitated special event at the Caribbean Preparatory Meeting is expected to provide the opportunity for the countries in the Caribbean region to discuss regional priorities and concerns related to improved livelihoods and food security and achieve sustainable development. It will also present and promote dialogue on the ways and means to achieve transformative action through improved policy, capacity building and effective and well coordinated partnership in line with International SIDS conference objective. Furthermore, it will examine key areas and themes for the SIDS and the international community for elaboration of the post-2015 UN development agenda.

Chair: Mr. Don McGlashan, Director-General, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Jamaica

Opening Remarks by Mr. Don McGlashan, Director-General, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Jamaica

Climate Change Impact in the Caribbean on agriculture, natural resources, fishery and coastal ecosystems and other major economic and livelihood sectors
Mr. Carlos Fuller, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, CARICOM, Belize

Policy options and examples for diversified and resilient livelihood in the Caribbean region
Ms. Keeley Holder, Produce Growers Ltd., Barbados

Strengthening supply chains through value addition and enterprise development in agriculture, fishery and related sectors
Dr. Ranjit Singh, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Strengthening coordinated and effective partnership for sustainable development of SIDS
Ms. Anna Cadiz, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), Trinidad.

Panel Discussion 

Conclusions: Chair and Dr. Alemneh Dejene, FAO, Rome

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