Barbados: The Governors of Caribbean Development Bank‘s – CDB will host its 51st annual meeting of Governors, scheduled for June 15 to July 1. This would be the second virtual annual session of CDB governors.
It is expected that three former CDB presidents would also be present at the 51 st virtual meet to join the CDB’s recently appointed President, Dr Hyginus Gene Leon, for a Presidents’ Chat panel.
The theme of the virtual annual meet is – Innovation, Transformation and Sustainable Development. This virtual meet would further include seminars, discussion panels, keynote presentations and business meetings.
This conference would also focus and exhibit the scope and impact of the bank’s investments and support to the BMC – Borrowing Member Countries
The Professor of Economics and Innovation, – Dr Mariana Mazzucato, would also be addressing the meet on ‘Rethinking Innovation: Reimagining the Future.’
The board would include – Gregory Bowen – Minister of Communications, Works, Physical Development, Public Utilities, ICT and Community Development (Grenada), Nigel Clarke – Minister of Finance and the Public Service of Jamaica, Timothy Antoine – Governor, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and Senator Don Wehby – Chief Executive Officer, Grace Kennedy Group of Jamaica.
It is also expected that Dr William Warren Smith, who remained president
between 2011 and 2021 of CDB, Dr Compton Bourne, who headed the bank between 2001 and 2011, and Sir Neville Nicholls, who managed the organisation between 1988 and 2001, would also be present at the virtual meet.
CDB – the Caribbean Development Bank is a financial organisation that provides economic assistance to the nations of the Caribbean region to finance social and economic programs. CDB was established on October 18, 1969, in Kingston, Jamaica, and the organisation’s permanent headquarters is situated in Barbados.
CDB has a membership of 28 countries which consists of 19 regional borrowing members countries – BMC, four provincial non-borrowing members and five members from outside the region.
The Caribbean Development Bank was established by an agreement between sixteen Commonwealth of Nations members from the Caribbean area, Canada and the United Kingdom.