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Sixth Caribbean Environmental Forum & Exhibition (CEF-6)
in collaboration with
Sixteenth Annual Wider Caribbean Waste Management Conference (RECARIBE 2012)
presents

The Green Economy: Challenges and Opportunities in Managing Health, Water, Waste, Land, Energy, Climate Change and our Natural Resources

St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino
St. Kitts and Nevis
May 21st – 25th, 2012

Date
Time
Activities
Monday, May 21st
  09:00 - 16:00 Arrival of Exhibitors and Set-up, Exhibition Hall
  12:00 - 16:00 Early Registration – Conference Secretariat
  18:00 - 19:30 Opening Ceremony
    National Anthem
    Welcome Remarks
    Remarks
    Official Opening Address
    Vote of Thanks
    Exhibition Opening and Official Tour - Exhibition Hall
  19:30 - 21:30 Welcome Reception and Cultural Event
Tuesday May 22nd
  07:30 - 09:00   Registration of participants - Conference Secretariat
  09:00 - 10:30   Main Conference Plenary (Royal Ballroom)
      Co-chairs: Mrs. Partricia Aquing, Executive Director, CEHI and Chair of CEF-   6; Dr. Christopher Cox, Programme Director, CEHI
  • The Green Economy: Context and Background: Mr. Cletus Springer, Director, Department of Sustainable Development, Organisation of American States (OAS)
  • Keynote Address 1: Dr. The Honorable James Fletcher, Minister of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Government of Saint Lucia
  • Keynote Address 2: Dr. the Honorable Earl Asim Martin, Minister of Public Works, Housing, Energy and Utilities, Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

 10:30 - 11:00

  Break

 

 11:00 - 12:30

Plenary Session continued

  • Keynote Address 3:  Dr. The Honorable Leslie Ramsammy, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Guyana
  • Keynote Address 4:  Dr. The Honorable Denis Lowe, Minister for the Environment and Drainage, Government of Barbados
  • Keynote Address 5:  Dr. Didacus Jules, Registrar, Caribbean Examinations council
  12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
    14:00 - 16:00   Panel Discussion: Green Economy ...the Reality? Civil society and      
  Private Sector Perspectives

  16:00 - 16:30   Break
  16:30 - 17:30   Parallel Sessions 1, 2, 3
  17:30 - 19:00   Post Session Event: Movie Night and Public Exhibition (Open to the Public)
Wednesday May 23rd Parallel Sessions 
  09:00 - 10:30 Parallel Sessions  4, 5, 6, 7

 

 10:30 - 11:00

Break

  11:00 - 12:30 Parallel Sessions continue
  12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Sessions 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
  15:30 - 16:00 Break
  16:00 - 17:30 Parallel Sessions continue
  17:30 - 19:00 Post-session event: Public Lecture and Exhibition (Open to the public). Session Title: What does 'Green Economy' mean to people in the Caribbean: ideas, issues, initiatives and launch of the Caribbean Green Economy Action Learning Group
Thursday May 24th Parallel Sessions 
  09:00 - 10:30 Parallel Sessions 4, 5, 7, 10
  10:30 - 11:00 Break

 

11:00

Close of Exhibition 

  11:00 - 12:30 Parallel Sessions continue
  12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Sessions 5, 7, 9, 10
 
19:30
CEF - 6 Banquet and Awards Ceremony (Royal Ballroom)
Friday May 25th Field Trips
  Tour 1 - Nevis Wind Farm
  Tour 2 - WSP/Water Authority
Preconference Activities
May 21st May
  • Global Environmental Facility - International Waters Leaning Exchange and  Resource Network (GEF-IWLEARN) (Antigua)
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and International Water Association (IWA) Water Safety Training
Details of Parallel Sessions
Parallel Session 1 Waste & Energy (St. Kitts)
Parallel Session 2 Water Resources Management (St. Vincent)
Parallel Session 3 Coastal Zone Management (Dominica)
Parallel Session 4 ReCaribe Meeting: Waste Management (St. Kitts)
Parallel Session 5 US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and IWA Water Safety Training  (Nevis)
Parallel Session 6 Sustainable Approaches to Natural Resources Management (Antigua)
Parallel Session 7 Integrating Watershed and Coastal Areas Management (St. Vincent)

Parallel Session 8

Ecohealth (Antigua)
Parallel Session 9 Models, Tools and Appropriate Technology (St. Kitts)

Parallel Session 10

Global Environment Facility-International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (GEF-IW:LEARN)(Antigua)