CGI Action Network • Events Calendar

September 23

Opportunities for Investment in Caribbean Renewable Energy

Perhaps no region has felt the economic impacts of COVID-19 as acutely as the Caribbean, a region that is already too familiar with the annual public health and economic threats of climate-driven hurricanes and natural disasters. The growing renewable energy sector offers a significant opportunity for advancing a green recovery and economic diversification in the region, but more progress needs to be made to make diverse sources of capital accessible in the Caribbean. This effort will require partners from across regional organizations, investors, governments, utilities, and philanthropy to collaborate on new frameworks and financing strategies to bridge the gap between capital and these important renewable projects. In this virtual conversation speakers will discuss the need to drive investments to renewable energy projects in order to increase the resilience of island grids, create thousands of new jobs, and better facilitate regional economic diversification.

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2:00-3:15 p.m. EDT

Please contact [email protected](link sends e-mail) for information on registration.

September 24

COVID-19 in the Caribbean: Public Health Challenges and Innovations with Chelsea Clinton

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges for health care providers and public health officials in the Caribbean in providing accessible, safe, and inclusive health care. Existing access gaps have been exacerbated due to lockdowns and fears of contracting the virus are prompting the need for new approaches to administering basic health care services while providing critically needed mental health support. At the same time, Caribbean public health officials and practitioners are preparing for an emerging second wave of COVID-19 cases by doubling down on proven solutions to provide health care while pioneering new and innovative technologies to reach patients across the Caribbean. In this virtual conversation, speakers will identify the best practices for managing COVID-19 in the Caribbean and showcase the innovations that are promoting a safe and disciplined public health response.

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

Please contact [email protected](link sends e-mail) for information on registration.