Policy Dialogue

June 22, 2017

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Barbados

Policy Dialogue

About the Implementing organization

Name: Caribbean Policy Development Centre

Country: Barbados

Year of establishment: 1991

Type of organization: Legally recognized non-profit status / Public-private partnership

Description

The CPDC GEF/SGP Round Table Discussion created a forum between farmers, policy makers and other development partners. It sought to continue building awareness of renewable energy technologies.  The aims were:The CPDC GEF/SGP Round Table Discussion created a forum between farmers, policy makers and other development partners. It sought to continue building awareness of renewable energy technologies.  The aims were:• To strengthen collaboration across stakeholders (farmers, policy makers and other development partners) by identifying areas which require further support, and • To determine critical policy and other steps needed to enhance sustainable farming practices.

There were 24 persons in attendance at the Round Table Discussion. They included representatives from Axcel Finance Ltd, Williams Industries Inc. and Barbados Renewable Energy Association and several civil society organizations. The Resource Persons were strategically chosen to represent the integral sectors that influence the use of renewable energy technologies in Barbados.  They included representatives from the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Agriculture.  The Round Table was convened on 23rd March 2016 at the UN House. The Outcome Document detailing the recommendations and perspectives of participants was disseminated to the attendees and all invited participants on the 30th March 2016. A press release was circulated to all of the news outlets. The event was covered by both print and broadcast media. There was a press release done for this event which led to press coverage of this event.

Nature Element

Coasts

Type of Action

Sustainable use / Access and benefit sharing / Awareness and education

Sustainable Development Element

Renewable energy / Climate action

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)

    

Environmental Impacts

The environmental outcomes of the project will need to be assessed over the long term. The measurement tool would be changes in government policies and accessible to microfinance loans for the implementation of renewable energy technologies.

Sustainable Development Impacts

This activity focused on Sustainable Development Goal 13, which seeks to "integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning". This Round Table sought to continue building an awareness of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) as well as facilitate communication between farmers, policy makers and other development partners. This activity focused on Sustainable Development Goal 13, which seeks to "integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning". This Round Table sought to continue building an awareness of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) as well as facilitate communication between farmers, policy makers and other development partners. The aims of the Round Table were:• To enhance awareness of project and project results to date,• To strengthen collaboration across stakeholders (farmers, policy makers and other development partners) by identifying areas which require further support, and• To determine critical policy and other steps needed to enhance sustainable farming practices.

Scalability

This action could be scaled up by hosting town hall meetings in the different parishes to enhance the awareness of the project and to strengthen collaboration across stakeholders (farmers, policy makers and other development partners). In addition, to continue to lobby policy makers to take further steps in enhancing sustainable- farming practices.

Replicability

CPDC is implementing a project of similar elements over four countries in 2017. The project elements that will be replicated include training farmers on the use and installation of RETs. The project will also build on the process of stakeholder consultations and include such national consultations in all countries. However, the project will also build on lessons learned in this project and include a micro- grant component specifically targeted at women and young farmers to provide funding for the installation of RETs on their own farms.

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