• Today
    September 20

  • 11:32 AM

Public officers being trained in climate finance proposal writing

BGIS,

Added 16 May 2018

newnationblocs-21

Approximately 25 public servants are currently receiving much needed assistance in the area of proposal writing for climate finance.

The two-day workshop, which is being hosted by the Economic Affairs Division, in collaboration with the Training Administration Division (TAD) and Barbados’ National Climate Finance Adviser-Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub, started Tuesday.

According to Senior Economist (Ag.) in the Economic Affairs Division, Kelly Hunte, the training session, which is being held at TAD, will greatly assist in strengthening the capacity of officers in various Government departments to write climate finance proposals in an effort to access available funds.

Underscoring the importance of the training, Hunte stated: “Many Small Island Developing States, such as Barbados, experience challenges in accessing development assistance. This workshop is just one step in the necessary skills in various Government Departments to assist them in developing stronger proposals, which should improve Barbados’ approval rate.”

During today’s session, there was a presentation on the Caribbean Development Bank’s Role In Climate Finance And As A Regional Implementing Entity For The Green Climate Fund And Adaptation Fund. Participants will also be introduced to the Green Climate Fund Simplified Approval Process and get an opportunity to prepare a proposal.

Last year, the Commonwealth Secretariat assigned seven National Climate Finance Advisers to work with three Caribbean countries, including Barbados, and four in Africa, to access climate finance.

It is believed that US$40 to US$175 billion per year is currently flowing from developed to developing countries for climate change related initiatives. Commonwealth-funded National Climate Finance Adviser to Barbados, Winston Bennett, is on record as saying that it was necessary to access some of the billions of dollars available for loans and grant funds.

“The investment needs far exceed the pledges, but we must, however, utilise the available funds,” Bennett stressed. (BGIS)

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Dos and Donts


Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus

POLL

Do you think that the new Constitution River Terminal for public service vehicles will help curb some of the indiscipline often complained about in the sector?

Yes
No
Not sure

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

CARTOON

INSTAGRAM