Our local partner organization Caribbean Policy Development Center (CPDC) has successfully conducted virtual kickoff workshops with their CSO stakeholders in Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and Grenada amidst the COVID-19 pandemic!
On 16, 17, and 18 June, CPDC colleagues in Barbados connected a variety of civil society actors via webinar with the aim to discuss Climate Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) practices and needs in the three countries. The objectives of these workshop were to:
- Enhance the knowledge of participants on key elements of CDRFI;
- Provide a space for participants to exchange knowledge, collaborate and share perspectives on CDRFI; and
- Identify the relevant steps for engaging in advocacy around CDRFI.
This is a first important step to connect with NGO actors in our partner countries for the MAPs project and we are looking forward to engaging in follow-up activities in the coming weeks and months. Keeping in mind the safety of everyone involved, we will continue to explore alternative ways of facilitating an active local exchange by supporting our local partner CPDC in their endeavor to build up an effective multi-actor partnership on CDRFI in the Caribbean, despite the current crisis.