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Caribbean Challenge Initiative and Caribbean Biodiversity Fund Week

Date: 18-22 June 2018     
Host: Caribbean Challenge Initiative and Caribbean Biodiversity Fund
Venue: Miami

GLISPA has long been engaged with both the Caribbean Challenge Initiative and Caribbean Biodiversity Fund providing support for international leadership engagement, networking, collaboration and learning.

At the recent CCI-CBF 2018 week in Miami, we noted significant progress has been made in the Caribbean Challenge Initiative and Caribbean Biodiversity Fund since the the Challenge was first launched during a GLISPA high level event in 2008 and then reinvigorated during a Summit on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands in 2013. There are now 11 national trust funds, and the regional Caribbean Biodiversity Fund is currently managing about $70 million USD between their endowment and a new Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Facility. The EbA Facility is expected to put out its first call for proposals in October 2018 (the EbA Facility has $26.5 m USD from Germany). For the Caribbean Challenge Initiative there is a process underway to plan for the key 2020 milestone of the CCI Goals. GLISPA has committed to help both the CCI and CBF with their strategy for 2020 including potentially a high-level event during an international meeting in 2020.