Caribbean Action 2030

Caribbean Action 2030

Caribbean Sustainable

Caribbean Action 2030

Schedule

Conference Secretariat: Seminar Room 1, UWI Faculty of Law

8:00 – 9:00

Registration

*Lobby, UWI

Regional Headquarters*

9:00 – 10:30

Opening Ceremony

 

*Eon Nigel Harris Council Room, UWI Regional Headquarters*

 

Chair: Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica

National Anthem: The University Singers

Remarks:

• Mr. Bruno Pouezat, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks & Caicos and Cayman slands
• Professor Archibald McDonald, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of the West Indies, Mona
• Ms Jessica Faieta, Assistant Secretary General and Director, Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean

Youth Advocacy Campaign Presentation“No One Left Behind: The Caribbean We Want by 2030”

Keynote Address

The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica

Cultural Presentation
Ardenne Drummers

Closing Remarks

10:30 – 10:45

COFFEE BREAK

10:45 – 12:15

Caribbean Action 2030 Distinguished Lecture
Eon Nigel Harris Council Room, UWI Regional Headquarters

Chair: Professor Patrick Watson, University Director, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES)

Professor Jeffrey Sachs

Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Columbia University; Director, Centre for Sustainable Development and UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

12:15 – 13:45

Powering Private Sector Enterprise through Agenda 2030 Partnership (By Invitation Only)
Neal & Massy Lounge, UWI Regional Headquarters

Chair: The Hon. Delmaude Ryan, Deputy Premier of Montserrat 

1. Prof. Raymond Saner, Professor Titular in Organisation and International Management (University of Basle)

 Financing SDGs through PPPs: Urgent need to restructure PPP standard setting process. Case example of UNECE’s PPP standard for health

2. The Hon. Olivia Grange, CD, MP, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport 

UNDP Gender Seal Initiative for the Private Sector

12:15 – 13:45

LUNCH BREAK
Executive Seminar Room 3, Faculty of Law

13:45 – 15:45

National Representatives’ Perspectives, 
Lecture Room 3, Faculty of Law

Chair: Mr. Adrianus Melkert, Conference Advisor, Former Minister of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands and Former UN Under-Secretary and UNDP Associate Administrator

Ministerial Exchange

*Ramson Meeting Room, UWI Regional Headquarters*

Chair: Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Jamaica Presentations:

1. Ambassador Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations, New York and Co-Chair - Group of Friends for SDGs Financing

2. Prof. Raymond Saner,  Professor Titular in Organisation and International Management (University of Basle)

13:45 – 16:00

BREAK

16:00 – 18:00

Concurrent Panels
Panel 1: Education
*Lecture Room 2, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Ms. Katherine Grigsby, Director and Representative of the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean

1. Steven Kerr - Creating High Quality Schools in Jamaica: A Situational Analysis
2. Silvia Kouwenberg, Michele Kennedy, Yewande Lewis-Fokum - Making SDG 4 real: Contributing to relevant and effective learning outcomes
3. Paul Murphy - The Effectiveness of Development Assistance in the Education Sector
4. Stacy Richards-Kennedy - The Role of Knowledge Brokerage in Advancing the 2030 Development Agenda in the Caribbean

Panel 2: Reduced Inequalities
*Lecture Room 3, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Ms. Alison McLean, Representative – UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean

1. Rashad Brathwaite - SDGs, Disability and the Labour Market in Barbados
2. Alvinelle Matthew - Social Capital and Youth Violence: Are there gender inequalities?
3. Floyd Morris - An Inclusive, Equitable and Prosperous Caribbean: The Case of Persons with Disabilities
4. Rudo Udika - A Disaster Reduction Initiative for Students with Disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago
5. Federico Tobar - The Economics of SRH and the SDGs

Panel 3: Capacity Building for Sustainable Development in the  Caribbean
*Lecture Room 1A, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Mr. Stephen O'Malley, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Barbados and the OECS

1. Karina Browne, Darshelle Daniel, Carene Francis, Kalecia Hall, Risa Khan, Mekeina McLennon, Diedre O’Connor, Annadjae Roberts, Keadia Sparkes, Nicole Thwaites, Hadeikaye Williams - Community-Based Approaches to Assessing and Measuring SDGs and Related Indicators

2. Serge Kapto - Integrated Data Ecosystems to Support SDG Implementation and Monitoring

3. Tisa McGhee - Leveraging the Capacity for Public Policy Change in Achieving the 2030 Agenda: Evidenced-Based Policymaking in Caribbean Nations

4. P. Sean Morris - Caribbean Perspectives and the International Financial Architecture: Towards a Multilateral Treaty on Balance of Payments Adjustments (on External Debt)

5. Godfrey St. Bernard - Development Policy Challenges, National Statistics and State of Readiness in Belize and Trinidad and Tobago: A Critical Review in Response to Contemporary Sustainable Development Agendas

Panel 4: Responsible Consumption and Production
*Lecture Room 1B, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Senator the Honourable Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Barbados

1. Donna Kaidou-Jeffrey, Patrick Kendall, Amos C. Peters, Justin Ram - Managing Water Resources for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean: Dynamic Policy Options

2. Amrita Milling - Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Wastes Mortar as a Replacement for Conventional Mortars for Joining Masonry Units

3. Michelle Scobie (via Skype) - A Sustainable and Resilient Caribbean - Benefit sharing, conservation and sustainable use of Marine Biological Diversity beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction

Panel 5: Climate Change and the Environment
*Seminar Room 1, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Hon. Dr. Gale T. Rigobert, Minister of Education, Gender Relations, Innovation and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia

1. Thalia Balkaran - Assessing the Vulnerability of Tourism-related Livelihoods to Tropical Cyclones in Small Island Developing States: a comparison of Tobago and Jamaica

2. Christopher Corbin, Lorna Inniss - The role of a legally binding Convention for the Wider Caribbean and delivery of SDG 14

3. Sanne van Osnabrugge - Understanding lobbying for the aim of Resource Mobilization at the COPs to the UNFCCC to enable Capacity Building for Public Policy of local governments in regards to a Sustainable and Resilient Caribbean

END OF SESSIONS

 

DAY 2 – Thursday, June 29

Venue: Faculty of Law

8:00 – 9:00

REGISTRATION
*Lobby, Faculty of Law

9:00 – 11:00

Concurrent Panels

Panel 6: Addressing Vulnerabilities
Lecture Room 3, Faculty of Law

Chair: Mr. Mark Connolly, UNICEF Representative, Jamaica

1. Ashaki Dore - Responsible Citizenship in Public Safety

2. Birgit Gerstenberg - Human Rights and the SDGs - no one left behind

3. Aldrie Henry-Lee - Fulfilling the SDGs for Children in Small Island Developing States

4. Rashalee Mitchell - Gender equality and decent work for female sex workers in Jamaica

5. Julie Xavier - A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Poverty Eradication in the Eastern Caribbean

Panel 7: Partnerships for the Goals
*Lecture Room 1A, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Mr. Richard Blewitt, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten

1. Armstrong Alexis, Sharifa Ali-Abdullah, Francielle Lacle, Elsie Laurence-Chounoune, Shabnam Mallick, Chisa Mikami, and Kenroy Roach - Mainstreaming, Accleration and Policy Support (MAPS), sharing UNDP's perspective on Partnerships for the SDGs.

2. Richard Bernal - BREXIT and the Caribbean's Amicus Curiae Brief

3. Oral Robinson - Incorporating the Outlying Countries: Towards an Inclusive and Equitable Migration Policy within CARICOM

4. Kai-Ann Skeete - Achieving Goal 17 Trade Targets within the 2030 Agenda: The Case of the Barbadian Private Sector

Panel 8: Industry, Innovation and Economic Growth  
Seminar Room 1, Faculty of Law

Chair: Vincent Sweeney, Head, UNEP Caribbean Regional Office

1. Kelvin Dalrymple, Prakash Loungani, Ke Wang - Economic diversification: The Impact of Political Economy Decisions in Low-income Developing Countries

2. Neville Duncan - Forging Anticipatory Resilience to Potential Impact of Predicable Global Political Economic Developments on Caribbean Countries

3. Donna Walter - “We Haffi Try It”: An Action Research Case Study of Communicating Policy Change in the Caribbean

4. Patrick Watson, Preeya Mohan, Eric Strobl - Nascent Entrepreneurs in Caribbean Small Island Developing States: Opportunity versus Necessity

Panel 9: A Healthy Caribbean  
*Lecture Room 1B, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Dr. Noreen Jack, PAHO WHO Representative, Jamaica
1. Ishtar Govia, Ava Thompson, Saths Cooper, Oscar Barbarin, Sonia Suchday - Psychological Science and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda: National, Regional and International Collaboration

2. Tara Malcolm - NCDs in the Caribbean and the SDGs

3. Gene Morse - Dual University System Health Research Partnership as a Foundation for Sustainable Development Goals

4. Sheria Myrie - Inner City Dropout Girls' Use of Marijuana and Tobacco to Cope with Community Violence Exposure

5. Cesar Nunez - Fastrack AIDS response in the Caribbean

6. Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh - Reducing Accidental Childhood Poisoning in Jamaica: A Policy Framework

Panel 10: 2030 Youth Forum
Lecture Room 2, Faculty of Law

Chair: Stacy Richards-Kennedy, Director of Development, Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00

Concurrent Sessions

2030 Youth Forum Plenary Discussion

Lecture Room 2, Faculty of Law

Solutions and Strategies Workshops

Participants make recommendations to address challenges identified with special attention to 4 themes:

1. Resource Mobilization Strategies
*Lecture Room 3, Faculty of Law*

Co-Chairs: Hon. Omar Figueroa, Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Belize
Mr. Michiel Raafenberg, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Suriname

2. Capacity-building for Public Policy and Rule of Law Institutions

*Lecture Room 1A, Faculty of Law*

Co-Chairs: Hon. Oliver Joseph, Minister of Economic Development, Planning, Trade and Labour, Grenada
Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, St. Kitts and Nevis

3. Strengthening Civil Society Engagement
*Lecture Room 1B, Faculty of Law*

Co-Chairs: Ms. Alison Drayton, UNFPA Director/Representative – Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean

Ms. Linnette S. Vassell, Community Development and Gender Specialist, Jamaica

4. Building the Evidence-Base for Policy
*Seminar Room 1, Faculty of Law*

Co-Chairs:  Mr. Shawn Grey, Acting Chief Technical Director, Performance Management and Evaluation Branch, Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica
Ms. Carol Coy, Director General, Statistical Institute of Jamaica

13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH BREAK
Executive Seminar Room 3, Faculty of Law

14:00 – 15:30

Solutions and Strategies Workshops Continued (Youth Delegates to Join)

15:30 – 16:00

BREAK

18:00-17:30

Reports from Workshops and Discussion
*Lecture Room 3, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Mr Adrianus Melkert, Conference Advisor, Former Minister of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands and Former UN Under-Secretary and UNDP Associate Administrator

18:00-17:30

Country Representatives Meet to finalise Partnership Framework  (Closed Session)
*Lecture Room 1B, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Ambassador Marcia Gilbert-Roberts, CD, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica

DAY 3 – Friday, June 30

Venue: Faculty of Law

8:00 – 9:00

REGISTRATION
*Lobby, Faculty of Law

9:00 – 10:30

Presentation on the SDSN Sustainable Development Goals Index and Dashboard and the Caribbean
*Lecture Room 3, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Dr. David Smith, Coordinator, Institute of Sustainable Development

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:30

Plenary Session
*Lecture Room 3, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Mr. Adrianus Melkert, Conference Advisor, Former Minister of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands and Former UN Under-Secretary and UNDP Associate Administrator

1. Remarks
Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Jamaica

2. Presentation on SDG Achievement Status in Jamaica
Dr. Wayne Henry, Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica

3. Presentation of Partnership Framework to Ministers
Mr. Adrianus Melkert, Conference Advisor, Former Minister of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands and Former UN Under-Secretary and UNDP Associate Administrator

12:30 – 14:30

LUNCH BREAK**
*Executive Seminar Room 3, Faculty of Law*

 Feature presentation

Transformational Implementation to achieve Breakthrough SDG Performance” - Dr. Idris Jala, President & CEO, PEMANDU Associates

Chair: Hon. Carl B. Greenidge, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guyana

**12:30-14:30

 

MSDF Annual Regional Coordination Meeting (BY Invitation Only)

*Lecture Room 1B, Faculty of Law*

Co-Chairs: Mr. Bruno Pouezat, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks & Caicos and Cayman Islands

Ambassador Marcia Gilbert-Roberts, CD, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica

14:30 – 15:30

Closing Session
*Lecture Room 3, Faculty of Law*

Chair: Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica

Exchange and Endorsement of Ministers and Heads of Delegation of the Partnership Framework

Cultural Presentation
The University Singers

Closing Remarks

15:30 – 16:30

Press Conference
*Lecture Room 3, Faculty of Law*