The main objectives were to:
- generate awareness of opportunities in the Caribbean through in-country examples of successful infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships;
- showcase innovative finance solutions that can play a catalytic role in scaling private sector infrastructure investment in the Caribbean;
- promote a pipeline of current infrastructure investment opportunities in the Caribbean; and
- highlight work of regional and multilateral development banks active in the region.
OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules participated in the discussions, framing the OECS’ role in identifying and reacting to the multidimensional challenges affecting the small island developing states (SIDS) of the region during this time of COVID-19.
Participation included members of government, representatives from the private sector, and the regional and multilateral development banks from the Caribbean States, Canada, Latin America, the United States, as well as Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.
The webinar's organising partners were: the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships (CCPPP), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and World Bank (WB).
Recordings of the discussions during the plenary and the breakout sessions facilitated by Moderator, Brian Samuel, can be found at the links below:
Breakout Session 1: Jamaica’s PPP Pipeline
Breakout Session 2: Solar PPP Programs in The Bahamas and Trinidad & Tobago
Webinar Summary and Presentations