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The SRC Lunch Time Chat Series is an outreach initiative of the SRC which features regional and international experts discussing contemporary issues of trade and development importance to the Caribbean and the world.

 

Crafting Gender-Responsive Trade Policies

Friday 8th March, 2024

10:00 am AST

 

Moderator

Dr. Jan Yves Remy – Director – Shridath Ramphal Centre, UWI

 

Speakers:

Dr. Amrita Bahri – Professor – International Trade Law, ITAM

Dr. Daniele Bobb -Lecturer – Gender and Development Studies, UWI

Prof. Katrin A. Kuhlmann – Co-Director- CITD Georgetown University

Tonni Brodber – Representative – UN Women Multi-Country Office Caribbean

Developing Country Response to CBAM: Exploring their Legality, Practicality and Effectiveness

Thursday 25th January, 2024

10:00 am AST

 

Moderator

Dr. Jan Yves Remy – Director – Shridath Ramphal Centre

 

Speakers:

Mustaqeem De Gama – Trade Consultant

Manal Shehabi – Director – Sheer Research & Advisory; Associate Faculty Member – University of Oxford

Atul Sharma – Co-Founder – Sarvada Legal

Colette Der Ven – Founder – Tulip Consulting

Geraldo Vidigal – Assistant Professor – University of Amsterdam

 

The video recording is available here.

Bringing CARICOM Trade and Climate Communities Together

Tuesday 24th October, 2023

11:00 am EST

 

Moderator

Donneil Cain – Project Development Specialist – CCCCC

 

Speakers:

Ambassador Colin Murdoch – Permanent Representative – OECS to the UN

Ambassador Carlos Fuller – Permanent Representative – Belize to the UN

Dr. Jan Yves Remy – Director – Shridath Ramphal Centre

Rueanna Haynes – Director – Climate Analytics Caribbean

 

The video recording is available here.

Trade and the Bridgetown Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Mental Health

Tuesday 18th July 2023

12:30 pm AST

 

Moderator

Alicia Nicholls – Junior Research Fellow – The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services

 

Speakers:

H.E. Ambassador Matthew Wilson – Ambassador of Barbados – United Nation, WTO and other International Organizations in Geneva   

Nicole Foster – Head – Law and Health Research Unit, The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus

Dr. Joy St. John – Executive Director – Caribbean Public Health Agency

Pierre Cooke Jr.  – Youth Advocate

 

The video recording is available here.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs – In the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Friday 3rd March 2023

11:00 am AST

 

Moderator

Dr. Jan Yves Remy – Director – The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services

 

Speakers:

Kim Butcher – Owner – OkoyebyKim 

Dr. Sylvia Dohnert – Executive Director – Compete Caribbean

Gayle Gollop – National Private Sector Specialist – Jamaica, UN Women 

Allyson Francis  – Services Specialist – Caribbean Export Development Agency  

 

The video recording is available here

Trade and Climate Action: Shifting the Paradigm for a Just Transition and Sustainable Development

Thursday 2nd February 2023

10:00 am AST

 

Moderator

Prof Thomas Hale – Professor – Public Policy (Global Public Policy) Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

 

Speakers:

Prof Dan Esty – Hillhouse Professor –  Environmental Law and Policy/Yale Law School / Director – Centre for Environmental Law and Policy

Dr. Kennedy Mbeva – Postdoctoral Research Associate – Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Dr. Jan Yves Remy – Director – The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services

Dr. Carolyn Deere Birkbeck – Director – Forum on Trade, Environmental Sustainability and the SDGs (TESS)

Prof Joel Trachtman – Professor – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Tufts University 

 

The video recording is available here.

US-Caribbean Relations: Increasing Private Sector Engagement

Thursday 1st December 2022

1 pm

 

Lead Presenter

 Andrea M. Ewart Esq. – Attorney-at-Law – DevelopTradeLaw LLC

 

Speakers:

Vashti Guyadeen – CEO – Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI)

Trisha Tannis – Chairman – Barbados Private Sector Association

Nirad Tewarie – CEO -The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T)

Gordon Charles – President – OECS Business Council / CEO – JQ Charles Group of Companies Ltd.

 

The video recording is available here.

The Power of Small: The Importance of MSMEs in Economic Performance

Monday 27th June 2022

12:00 noon

 

Moderator

 Safiya Reid – Advisor – Trade and Sustainable Development – Association of Caribbean States (ACS)

 

Speakers:

Ayanna Young Marshall – Lecturer – Department of Management Studies UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Ronald T Ramjattan Jr – Executive Director – Baron Foods (St. Lucia) Ltd

Diane Edwards – President – Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)