PM Gonsalves to launch CARICOM Energy Week 2014
Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, will officially launch CARICOM Energy Week (CEW) 2014 on Monday.
This year, Energy Week will be held from 16-22 November under the theme ‘Achieving climate and economic resilience through sustainable development‘.
CEW is held as part of the initiatives to raise awareness of the critical importance of energy to economic development in the Region. It is aimed at increasing awareness, creating a platform for useful dialogue and influencing actions at all levels towards the desired transformation in relation to the Community’s energy future. Activities are planned across CARICOM Member States to observe the Week.
The staging of CARICOM Energy Week as an annual event is as a result of a decision taken at the Thirty-Fifth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Energy held in Georgetown, Guyana, on 22-24 March 2011. Then first CARICOM Energy Week was held 6-12 November that year.