Since its launch in August 2018, the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator has been searching for a leader. Now, after a thorough recruitment process, respected Caribbean business leader, Racquel Moses has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. She is impressively qualified and experienced, but most importantly she’s fueled by our hope for a new Climate-Smart Caribbean. … [Read more...] about Accelerating the Accelerator
By the Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition Many of us are still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our Caribbean countries have experienced deep pain; we lost everything – our homes, our livelihoods, but we certainly did not lose our spirit. Too often we treat our problems with a Band-Aid solution hoping that the next hurricane will not hit. But … [Read more...] about Time for Resilience: Announcing the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator
IDB’s US$1billion commitment to climate-smart investments The President of the Inter-American Development Bank Luis Alberto Moreno and Founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson hosted the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator launch, on August 9 at 12PM EST at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus Assembly Hall Kingston, Jamaica. The Most Honourable Andrew … [Read more...] about The IDB partners with the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator to build the first climate-smart zone
On June 8, 2018, a seed was planted in the soil of our lush green economy—this seed has the potential to transform Guyana into the leading estate of South America and the Caribbean. Exponential technologies and digital transformation were prominent among the themes and the buzzwords at the IDB’s recently concluded VII Regional Civil Society Conference hosted in Guyana. … [Read more...] about Is Guyana on its way to becoming the Caribbean’s new technology hub?
The use of technology will play a big role in digital financial services ecosystem development, employment generation and economic growth specifically driving key segments in the economy. By some accounts, this opportunity is so significant that estimates show successful adoption of digital finance could spark 6% (US$3.7 trillion) growth in the GDP of all emerging economies by … [Read more...] about Caribbean Smart Islands – Digital Technology as a catalyst for Economic Growth and Sustainability