CCAA and the Inter-American Development Bank partnered to host a webinar to discuss a new study titled, ” An Engine of Growth: The Caribbean Private Sector Needs More than an Oil Change.” Date: December 12, 2016 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM EST

Confirmed Panelists: • Inder Ruprah, IDB • Sally Yearwood, CCAA • Pamela Coke Hamilton, Caribbean Export Development Agency • Albert Ramdin, Former Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States


CCAA and the Inter-American Development Bank partnered to host a discussion on it’s recent publication, “Are Oil and Gas Smothering the Private Sector in Trinidad and Tobago?” on January 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST. Study author, Jeetendra Khadan as well as other panelists shared their thoughts in this webinar.

Panelists Included: · Vashtie Dookiesingh, Multilateral Investment Fund Senior Specialist · Dax Driver, CEO, Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago · Joy Francis, Team Lead – Trade, Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) · Jeetendra Khadan, Study Author, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) · H.E. Anthony Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States · Nirad Tewarie, CEO, AmCham Trinidad and Tobago · Sally Yearwood, Executive Director, Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA)


On May 16, 2017, the Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the publication: “Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combatting Violence with Numbers”. The IDB and CCAA hosted webinar on May 19, 2017 from 10:00am-11:30am EST, to discuss “Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean” with author Heather Sutton and distinguished panelists.

Webinar Speakers: • Dr. Ed Maguire, Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University • Moises Schwartz- Caribbean Regional Economic Advisor, Caribbean Country Department, Inter-American Development Bank • Heather Sutton – Lead Researcher, Institutions for Development Department, Inter-American Development Bank • Sally Yearwood, Executive Director, CCAA (moderator)


The following videos are from a 2-part webinar series hosted in conjunction with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) titled “Expanding Global Opportunities for Minority & Women-Owned Businesses: Caribbean Connections.”

Part I: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT)
Part II: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT)

This EXIM Bank two-part webinar series is specifically aimed at minority and women owned businesses, including members of the Caribbean diaspora in the U.S., that are seeking opportunities to do business in the Caribbean region. Business and government officials in the region will also benefit from learning about the various programs and initiatives being offered by EXIM Bank and several other U.S. government international trade and investment agencies.

Part I Topics covered how to PROTECT against non-payment risk by your foreign buyers, gain access to CASH to fulfill international sales orders, and compete and win globally by offering CREDIT TERMS to foreign buyers; and services offered by U.S. Commercial Service to help you expand into the Caribbean market.

Part II Topics covered EXIM’s successes and future opportunities in the renewable energy space; also hear from US Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) about their programs to help facilitate trade and investment in the Caribbean region and how you can take advantage of these opportunities.

For more information on EXIM’s programs or this webinar series, please email CCAA at info@c-caa.org.

for more videos, head to CCAA’s YouTube Channel.