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Caribbean Biodiversity Fund/Caribbean Challenge Initiative Annual Meeting

Date: 16-20 June 2019
Location: Antigua and Barbuda
Host: Caribbean Biodiversity Fund
Strategic Priority: Strategise on CCI post 2020 and highlight progress

 GLISPA will be at this annual meeting to help to strategise on CCI post 2020 and how to highlight progress in 2020. Our partnership will also develop a planned high level event at the UN CBD COP in China in October 2020 that will mark progress on island action and commitments that have been made whilst mobilising new political commitments.

The fourth joint annual Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) and the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) meeting, known as the CCI-CBF Week, will take place in Bolans, Antigua from June 16th – 20th, 2019 at the Jolly Beach Hotel. As usual, the meeting will bring together CCI and CBF members, National Conservation Trust Funds (NCTFs) from the Caribbean, partners, donors, and observers.

The participants will discuss the progress achieved by the region towards the two CCI goals: the protection and effective management of 20% of the marine and coastal environment (Goal 1) and the sustainable financing needed for this (Goal 2). The Caribbean Sustainable Finance Architecture, the platform composed by the CBF and the NCTFs, is the core of Goal 2. At the meeting a sustainability action plan for the Architecture will be presented and discussed. An exchange workshop on how to develop sustainable finance mechanisms is also being organized to support the NCTFs in their challenge of developing additional funding streams in their countries. In addition, management effectiveness for marine protected areas and the roadmap to 2020 will also be on the agenda.

Below is an overview of the five days of meetings. Registration for the event is still open. If you have not yet done so, please make sure to register here if you will be joining us. Interested participants can also contact the CBF Secretariat for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4th CCI-CBF Week – agenda overview:

Sunday June 16 (closed sessions – by invitation only)
CBF Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility Committee Meeting
NCTFs Exchange Workshop

Monday June 17
Update on CBF, NCTFs and the Finance Architecture (Goal 2 Day)

Tuesday June 18
Achieving the 20-by-20 Target & CCI Roadmap (Goal 1 Day)

Wednesday June 19
Field Trip to English Harbour

Thursday June 20 (closed sessions – by invitation only)
CBF Finance Committee Meeting
CBF Annual Board Meeting