Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will participate in two overseas engagements, including a high level conference on disasters and climate change, within the next few days.
She will deliver the feature address on Friday, November 23, at the annual dinner and awards presentation of the Queen’s Park Cricket Club in Trinidad and Tobago, which is based at the iconic cricket stadium, recognized across the world. She will also present the Sportsperson of the Year Award.
Mottley’s audience will include President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Paula-Mae Weekes; and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley.
Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur and former outstanding cricketer, Sir Wes Hall, were some of the past featured speakers at the dinner.
On Monday, November 26, Prime Minister Mottley will attend the joint International Monetary Fund, World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank’s High-Level Conference on: Building Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change in the Caribbean, in Washington D.C.
This conference aims to bring together key stakeholders, including senior policymakers, donors, and multilateral development partners, to explore options for supporting countries in their efforts to build resilience and to create innovative disaster risk financing policies. It will also explore options and innovative financial protection solutions for Caribbean countries, the scope for regional solutions, obstacles to their implementation and appropriate remedial measures.
Mottley is one of the lead speakers in the session entitled: Taking Stock of Efforts to Build Resilience, which will focus on why countries in the Caribbean invest so little in building resilience. During the afternoon, the conference will address financial solutions for disaster risk management and the Prime Minister will be a part of the panel discussion on: The Way Forward.
Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Cleviston Haynes and Economic Advisor to the Government of Barbados Dr Kevin Greenidge, will also attend the high level conference in Washington.
While Mottley is on official business, Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development George Payne, will perform the functions of Prime Minister. (SA/BGIS)