MEDIA ADVISORY – Food for Lunch Webinar Conversations on 25 by 2025 Regional Initiative
As regional countries continue to work towards achieving food security, CARICOM will launch a series of webinar conversations on Friday, 21 April 2023, to engage the wider community on the 25 by 2025 initiative.
The initiative aims to reduce the Region’s US$5B food import bill by 25 per cent by 2025 and is being piloted by President of Guyana, His Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, lead head of government with responsibility for agriculture in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet.
Representatives from the private sector are on the first panel of the series of conversations beginning on Friday. They are David Fernandes, Assistant Managing Director, Bounty Farms Limited; Stephen Crell, Managing Director, Republic Bank Limited; Ralph Birkhoff, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Alquimi Renewables LLC and Teesha Mangra-Singh, Chief Executive Officer, One Guyana Agriculture Inc. CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General, Economic Integration, Innovation and Development, Mr. Joseph Cox will moderate the conversation. They will discuss regional economic opportunities within the 25 by 2025 initiative.
Representatives of the media are invited to cover the following:
EVENT: Food for Lunch Webinar Conversations on 25 by 2025 Regional Initiative
DATE: 21 April 2023
TIME: 12:30 pm
Please register for the event here.