Civil Society Organisations Collaborates with the hosting of a National Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Energy in SVG

June 01st 2016

Kingstown St. Vincent & the Grenadines

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) in partnership with Local Focal Point Constructive Solutions Inc., WINFA, The Commonwealth Foundation and CARICOM wishes to invite you to a National Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Energy, to be held on the 14th June, 2016 at the NIS Conference Room from 9:00 am. invitation-for-cpdc-dialog

This dialogue is aimed at enhancing advocacy around sustainable energy, in particular the status of energy efficiency and energy conservation policies across the Caribbean region. In this context, the dialogue will be targeted specifically at civil society organizations, policy makers, media personnel and other development stake holders.

The main objectives of the Policy Dialogue will be to:

  • Discuss the status of policies, legislation and incentives which exists at the national and regional level relating to energy efficiency and conservation.
  • Discuss and agree on recommendations for improving, if and where necessary existing policies, legislation and incentives.

The Caribbean Consultative Working Group (CCWG) is a civil society mechanism facilitated by the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) to function as a multi-sectoral thematic grouping to engage regional policy processes.

IMG_2141The CCWG process was started as a pilot in 2014 with the support of the Commonwealth Foundation; in six countries (Guyana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada). It is envisioned that the CCWG will advocate on the behalf of civil society on selected policy issues. The advocacy of the grouping will be directed towards regional policy processes primarily, CARICOM.

IMG_2140.JPGIn November of 2014, the CCWG identified the focal area of sustainable energy as the key policy issue which the group would work together to focus its advocacy. This focus has been reaffirmed at several processes. Over the latter half of 2015 through to 2016 the CCWG has undertaken Strategic Inquiries (SI) in the six counties to identify the key national issues related to sustainable energy policy and also to consider what would be the specific focus of its policy advocacy.

IMG_2147.JPGOut of these strategic inquiries, a regional consultative process was held in January 2016 within Antigua and Barbuda and input from key technical experts among the grouping – is proposing that the key focus of its advocacy will be on the status of energy efficiency and energy conservation policies across the region.

IMG_2170.JPGWe do hope that you can attend and look forward to your soonest confirmation by Friday 10th June, 2016.  For further information, please contact Constructive Solutions Inc. at 1-784-492-0908 or via email at info@consolinc.org or WINFA at 1-784-456-2704 or via email at winfa.winfa@gmail.com.

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