The Annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) began on August 2nd, 2017 and will run until August 5th. It is the first time in the Centre’s 12-year history that the Board is being hosted at the Centre’s offices in Belmopan.
During its deliberations, the Board of Governors will review the Centre’s operations and its performance over the last year. Project managers and other senior members of the Agency will also report on the many projects being implemented across the region including the US$26 million Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP) funded by the United States Agency for International Development; the €12.8 million German Development Bank (KfW) funded initiative to address ecosystems-based adaptation and the most recent €5 million Joint CARICOM/ Italy regional assistance project being funded by the government of Italy.
The Board will also be apprised of the Centre’s continued work with countries to develop proposals for the Green Climate Fund and to strengthen their capacities to become National Implementing Entities (NIEs) of the Fund.. The Centre is one of two GCF accredited Regional Implementing Entities (RIEs) and works collaboratively with the Caribbean Development Bank towards developing transformative and impactful regional initiatives.
In addition to assessing the Centre’s growing portfolio, the Board will make decisions critical to its continued success as the region’s leader in implementing climate change projects and the agency with responsibility for coordinating the region’s response to Climate Change.
Chairman of the Board of Governors is Dr. Leonard Nurse from the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. Other members are drawn from regional institutions and governments.