On Thursday, August 5, the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services (SRC) of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill (The UWI Cave Hill) held a webinar entitled “Facilitating Private Sector Investment for SDG Achievement in Caribbean SIDS“. It is the latest in a series of research and outreach outputs by the SRC examining the intersection between trade and the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event, which was held virtually via Zoom teleconference, was attended by a wide cross-section of participants ranging from the local and international private sector, development agencies, academia and the general public.
The SRC was pleased to have as the key note speaker Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, who was introduced by SRC Director Dr. Jan Yves Remy. Professor Sachs’ key note remarks were followed by an hour-long panel discussion on the topic of the webinar. The distinguished panelists were Mr. Matthew Wilson (Chief, Special Projects of the International Trade Centre), Dr. Jason Haynes (Lecturer in Investment Law and Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at The UWI Cave Hill and Mr. James Ellsmoor (CEO, Island Innovation). The event was moderated by SRC junior research fellow, Alicia Nicholls.
The recording from the event will be available shortly.