Caribbean ICT Roadshow in Belize
The Caribbean ICT Roadshow in October 9th-12th 2012 in Belize was relatively successful in achieving the overall objectives envisioned by the planning committee. The objectives were twofold; namely, to draw awareness to the power of technology and the innovative possibilities of ICTs that exist in Belize as well as to educate the youth of the dangers of cyber space.
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Renewables and Islands Global Summit
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Renewables and Islands Global Summit opened on Thursday, 6 September in Malta. George Pullicino, Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs, Malta, welcomed participants, noting that island states share a common vision of implementing renewable energy technology amidst limited financial resources and geophysical restrictions. Adnan Amin, Director-General, IRENA, said that the energy challenges faced by islands are severe and renewable energy is economically and commercially viable. Throughout the day, four plenary panel sessions took place with presentations and general discussions.
Forum on the Future of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Senator, the Honourable Audrey Joy Grant travelled to Seoul, South Korea to attend the Forum on the Future of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Minister Grant was invited by the Korean government and the Korea Development Institute to chair a session entitled”How could the Green Climate Fund support the developing world to shift towards green and climate-resilient economic developments.”