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Dominica’s Geothermal Dream About to Become Reality

Dominica says it plans to establish a small geothermal plant despite a few “hiccups’’ with investors. Credit: Charles Jong ROSEAU, Dominica, Sep 6 2017 (IPS) – The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica has moved one step closer to its dream of constructing a geothermal plant, a project that is expected to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. The Dominica government

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Inaugural meeting of SIDS DOCK Island Women Open Network committee held in New York

The inaugural meeting of the SIDS DOCK Island Women Open Network (IWON) committee was held on Friday 22 September 2017 at the Commonwealth Joint Offices in New York, USA. The meeting was chaired by the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the St Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations, Ms Rhonda King. Were also present members of the SIDS

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Vacancy – Consultant, Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings (ESD), Belize

  The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from the Global Environment Facility-United Nations Environment Programme (GEF-UNEP) for the implementation of the Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings (ESD) Project, aimed at reducing fossil fuel-based per capita electricity consumption in buildings in five Caribbean pilot countries and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards contracts

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The Republic of Korea supports renewable energy mini-grid solutions in the Pacific region

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 VIENNA, 05 September 2017 – The Korea Energy Agency (KEA) has agreed to support the newly established Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) in the development of a regional renewable energy mini-grid programme for the Pacific Island Countries and Territories. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) Deputy to the Director General, Hiroshi

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DFC moves towards Climate Resilency

18th August, 2017 – The Credit Delivery and Administration Department took part in
a Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) training at the
George Price Centre for Peace and Development.

CCORAL is a system developed by the Caribbean Community Climate Change
Centre (CCCCC) which helps decision makers to see all kinds of activities through
a “climate” or “Climate change” lens

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Supplyside West 2017 Speaker Heather Neves Duncan-Fairman Technical Advisor for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) SIDS DOCK Island Women Open Network (IWON)

Heather Neves Duncan-Fairman
Technical Advisor for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
SIDS DOCK Island Women Open Network (IWON)

Heather Neves Duncan-Fairman is the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) DOCK Island Women Open Network (IWON) technical advisor. Comprised of 32 countries, the intergovernmental collaboration has all the rights and privileges of a United Nations organization.

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SIDS-SIDS Partnership: Sustainable Energy for Blue Island Economies by SIDS DOCK, PCREEE, CCREEE, ECREEE, UNIDO (Intergovernmental organization)


The Small Island Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative (SIDS DOCK), the Pacific Community (SPC), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are partnering on the establishment of a network of regional sustainable energy centres for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean, Pacific, Indian Ocean and Africa. The network is supported by the Government of Austria, Spain and other international partners.

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Antão Manuel Fortes

Dear Readers,

Cabeólica is a groundbreaking project that stemmed from Cape Verde’s aspirations to increase wind energy penetration by promoting a Public Private Partnership (PPP) which engaged foreign investment and technical and business know-how. The PPP was established between Africa Finance Corporation, Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation, InfraCo Africa Limited, the State of Cape Verde and Electra SARL., the Government-owned national utility company, and resulted in the creation of Cabeólica S.A., the first commercial-scale, privately financed, Public Private Partnership wind farm project in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Lack Of Access To Higher Education Stymieing Creativity

New Principal of the University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dr Luz Longsworth says lack of access to higher education is not only stymieing creativity and innovation, but is halting progress of brilliant entrepreneurs.

Quoting Chancellor at the University of the West Indies, Sir George Alleyne, during her induction ceremony in Belize, Dr Longsworth said there can be no economic growth without concomitant social growth. “We have to build floors for our people so that they don’t build walls of hopelessness,” she stated, borrowing from Freidman.

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