Exploring strategies for sustainable development and growth in Caribbean SIDS
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean subregional headquarters for the Caribbean, in collaboration with the Government of Jamaica, hosted the third meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable in Kingston on 23 and 24 April 2014.
The theme of the Roundtable was “Exploring Strategies for sustainable development in Caribbean small island developing States.” The goals of the Roundtable were to assist Member states in developing a vision for addressing the vulnerabilities of Caribbean SIDS, through the identification of strategies for building resilience, and the facilitation of the cross-fertilization of ideas for enhancing growth and development.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and the Republic of Guyana, other high-level representatives from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua and Barbuda and a number of scholars and policymakers attended the meeting. The Executive Secretary of ECLAC delivered a presentation and also participated as part of several panel discussions. High-level delegates also represented United Nations Member States, regional organizations and funding agencies. The list of participants is attached at annex I to the present report.
The Roundtable covered the following themes:
- A growth agenda for Caribbean SIDS
- Addressing risk and uncertainty in Caribbean SIDS
- Articulating the essential elements of a Caribbean SIDS response to development challenges
- Identifying a more integral role for the private sector in the sustainable development of Caribbean SIDS
- The creative industries in Caribbean SIDS: a strategic opportunity for sustainable growth and development
UN Symbol: LC/CAR/L.442