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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE

Grenada 5365943(FINAL)

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE

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Resilience Building in Island States

The ability of small island states to become less vulnerable and more capable to respond and recover from the disruptions and
destruction associated with increasing greenhouse gas concentrations, including more ferocious and frequent hydro-meteorological
events, severe impacts from sea-level rise, and increasing ocean temperature and acidity, by development and efficient use of the
natural resource endowment. The ability to respond and recover is linked to national capacity which determines the ability to extract
and efficiently utilize energy, food and water from the natural resource base.

“Energy Services from Waste: The Development of a Regional Integrated Organic Waste Management Sector”

Date

20-23 January 2016

Location

The Grenada Trade Centre
Morne Rouge, Grand Anse
St. George’s, Grenada
(473) 444-5291/5229
info@grenadatradecentre.com
http://www.grenadatradecentre.com/

Conference Purpose

The Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Technology Expo and Conference is a 4-day event being held from 20 to 23 January 2015, at The Grenada Trade Centre in St. George’s, Grenada. The Technology Expo will run parallel to the Conference. The Rt. Hon. Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, will officially open the Technology Expo and Conference, titled, “Energy Services from Waste: The Development of a Regional Integrated Organic Waste Management Sector”.

The Technology Expo that will showcase technologies that are likely to play a major role in addressing the waste-to-energy challenges faced by small island developing states in the Caribbean, with the potential to be deployed in the waste-to-energy projects currently under preparation in the region. The Caribbean region currently has a USD 2 billion indicative project pipeline with RE&EEC project at various stages of development.

Several Ministers and high-level officials from the region, as well as top level waste-to-energy decision makers from approximately 15 Caribbean nations, as well as partners and donors focused on providing assistance in the area of waste-to-energy with an emphasis on SIDS-Appropriate Technologies, will be in attendance.

The WtE Technology Expo and Conference is being hosted by the Government of Grenada, and is sponsored by the CARICOM Secretariat/GIZ REETA – German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Programme; Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)/SIDS DOCK; the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA); and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Conference Chair

H.E. Dr. Vince Henderson, LP.D, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United Nations and SIDS DOCK President

Facilitators

  • Government of Grenada
  • Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, CARICOM Energy Programme
  • Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)/SIDS DOCK
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (WIPO)
  • Swedish Energy Agency (SEA)

Workshop Registration

All Participants must register to attend the workshop. Registration form attached.

Participants funded by the CARICOM Secretariat/GIZ-REETA Project MUST submit a scanned legible Biographical page of his/her national passport to facilitate booking and purchasing of airline tickets to Christine F. Neves Duncan at: meetings@sidsdock.org.

Per Diem

Each funded participant will be provided with a reduced per diem in accordance with the CARICOM/GIZ REETA Project rate for the period 20-23 January 2016. The per diem will be issued on Thursday, 21 January 2016, in United States Dollars.

The appropriate adjustments will be made to the per diem for participants who are required to overnight in another country on their way to and/or from the meeting.

Meals

Lunch as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks will be provided during the meeting dates for all participants.

Funded participants will be responsible for dinner.

Meeting Dress Code:

Participants are requested to dress in business attire for the Official Opening at 9:00 a.m., on Wednesday, 20 January 2016, at The Grenada Trade Centre, in St. George’s. It is customary in Grenada for men to wear suits with a jacket and tie, and women tailored business skirt or pant-suits, to meetings.

For cocktail and dinner events, the dress code is elegantly casual or semi-formal.

Workshop dress code is informal.

Transportation from country of origin to Grenada

CARICOM Secretariat/GIZ-REETA Project is funding air transportation for three participants per country.

Self-funded participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

All international airlines arrive at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA). The airport is located is located on a peninsula in the extreme south-western section of the Island of Grenada and seven (7) miles from the capital St. George’s. Grenada is located directly north of Trinidad and is the most southern of the Windward Island chain of the Caribbean. The airport code is MBIA. Participants are asked to plan their travel to the MBIA for departure, bearing in mind that check-in for international flights is 2 hours prior to flight departure and for regional flights check-in is required 90 minutes before the flight departs.

Ground Transportation

Transportation is being provided for all participants to the Grenadian by Rex Resorts upon arrival in Grenada, and for departure to their respective destinations. Representatives of the CARICOM Secretariat and the Government of Grenada will be on-hand at the airport to assist participants upon arrival.

Self-funded participants should advise the CCCCC/SIDS DOCK of their travel itineraries.

Airport accredited taxis are also located outside the arrival hall. Official taxi’s bear the “Authorised Taxi” logo. Participants desirous of utilising the taxi service should avoid using unofficial taxis as they may not adhere to official fares. Travel to The Grenadian by Rex Resorts from the MBIA is approximately USD 10.00.

Boarding Passes

In accordance with the guidelines governing the funding received to facilitate participants’ air travel, each funded participant is required to submit all ORIGINAL Boarding Passes for both the inbound and outbound legs of their air travel. Each delegate is therefore required to submit all original Boarding Pass(es) for the inbound leg of his/her air travel (travel to Grenada) to the designated CARICOM Secretariat/GIZ-REETA Project representative at the Registration Desk at The Trade Centre on Wednesday, 20 January 2016.

All ORIGINAL Boarding Pass(es) for the outbound air travel from the event must be forwarded via registered mail or courier to the CARICOM Secretariat/GIZ-REETA Project to the following address:

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
CARICOM Energy Programme
P.O. Box 10827, Turkeyen
Greater Georgetown, Guyana.
Tel:           592-222-0001-75
Fax:          592-222-0224

Attention: Nichelle Foo, Administrative Assistant Energy
Email:       nichelle.foo@caricom.org

NB: Boarding Passes are used by the auditors to verify your attendance at a Meeting, as well as, the period of travel.

Accommodation

All participants will be accommodated at The Grenadian by Rex Resorts. Accommodation includes a breakfast and Wi-Fi. Funded participants will be accommodated in standard rooms for the duration of their stay.

The CARICOM Secretariat/GIZ REETA Project is responsible for making all hotel reservations and payment of accommodation. Funded participants will receive the balance of the per diem upon arrival from the CARICOM Secretariat/GIZ REETA Project. Participants are responsible for settling any additional costs incurred at the Hotel.

Sponsored delegates who are required to overnight on their way to and/or from the Conference will be provided with a per diem at the prevailing CARICOM Secretariat/GIZ REETA Project rate for the respective country on 20 January 2016.

Check in time is 3:00 PM. Guests arriving before that time will be assigned rooms as they become available. Check out time is 12:00 PM. Any requests for late check out will be subject to availability. Early check-in can be accommodated on an availability basis.

To benefit from the meeting group rate, self-funded participants can book directly with The Rex Resorts Grenada at: http://www.rexresorts.com/grenada/grenada-hotels-grenadian-by-rex-resorts.html, referencing Caribbean Regional WtE Technology Expo and Conference.

Per Diem

Each funded participant will be provided with a reduced per diem in accordance with the CARICOM/GIZ REETA Project rate for the period 20-23 January 2016. The per diem will be issued on Thursday, 21 January 2016, in United States Dollars.

The appropriate adjustments will be made to the per diem for participants who are required to overnight in another country on their way to and/or from the meeting.

Meals

Lunch as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks will be provided during the meeting dates for all participants.

Funded participants will be responsible for dinner.

Meeting Dress Code:

Participants are requested to dress in business attire for the Official Opening at 9:00 a.m., on Wednesday, 20 January 2016, at The Grenada Trade Centre, in St. George’s. It is customary in Grenada for men to wear suits with a jacket and tie, and women tailored business skirt or pant-suits, to meetings.

For cocktail and dinner events, the dress code is elegantly casual or semi-formal.

Workshop dress code is informal.

Visas

Please ascertain visa requirements for your country of citizenship, as well as any transit visa requirements for your travel itinerary. Persons traveling to Grenada are advised to inquire one month in advance whether an entry visa would be required. If such a visa is required, it can usually be obtained at any Grenada consulate or after making prior arrangements through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it can be obtained upon arrival at the Maurice Bishop International Airport. We can inform that participants traveling from Haiti will require visas to enter Grenada.

The Government of Grenada is working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Grenada to expedite the visa issuance process on behalf of those participants requiring visas. All participants requiring visas, including participants from the abovementioned countries, should complete, and return to us immediately, a completed Visa application form signed by the applicant (attached). The form is also available on the Grenada Immigration Department Website at:

http://www.mbiagrenada.com/sites/default/files/docs/GRENADA_VISA_APPLICATION.pdf. A scanned passport size photo of the applicant, preferably in colour, should be affixed on the application form. In addition, the applicant is required to submit a legible Biographical page of his/her national passport.

These documents should be sent to: Ms. Yolande Newton at: ynewton.gov.gd@gmail.com, with copy to Christine F. Neves Duncan at: cduncan@sidsdock.org, so that we may facilitate the visa issuance process.

Immigration Requirements

All participants must hold passports that are valid for at least six months beyond the time of their arrival in

Grenada. Visas are not required for persons travelling on UNLPs but we strongly advise that this is accompanied by your National Passport. For persons without UNLPs, we advise you to check with the Grenada High Commission in your country for visa and application requirements.

Customs Regulations

Narcotic drugs as well as arms and ammunition are strictly prohibited and carry severe penalties in Grenada. Fresh fruits and vegetables are subject to inspection and will not be permitted entry unless certified by an appropriate and recognized counterpart agency. Electronic and other goods which are intended to remain in Grenada are subject to Customs duties and taxes.

Registration & Identification Badges

Information packages on the Conference will be handed out at the Registration Desk at The Grenada Trade Centre. An Information Desk will be opened on Wednesday, 20 January, through 5:00 p.m. Participants who have not submitted their registration form prior to their arrival, are encouraged to register at the Registration Desk, prior to the start of the Conference.

For identification and security reasons, all participants are required to wear their Conference ID Badges during the meeting and social functions. Any loss of a Conference ID Badge must be promptly reported, so that a replacement badge can be issued promptly.

Foreign Currency

The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). The conversion rate for XCD currency is US $1.00 to XCD 2.70. US Dollars are also accepted island wide. International Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques are accepted at major establishments. Foreign currency facilities are available at the Maurice Bishop International Airport as well as at foreign exchange dealers in St. George’s as detailed below:

  • Bank of Nova Scotia/Scotiabank, Halifax Street, St. George’s – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Mon-Friday)
  • RBTT/Royal Bank of Canada, Corner of Cross and Halifax Street, Halifax St, St. George’s, – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Mon-Friday)
  • RBTT/Royal Bank of Canada, Grand Anse – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Mon – Friday), 8:30 a.m.
  • CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Chrurch Street Branch, St. George’s – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Mon-Thursday), 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Friday)
  • CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Grand Anse, St. George’s – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Mon-Thursday), 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Friday)
  • Republic Bank of Grenada, Melville Street, St. George’s – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Mon-Friday)

The above are also equipped with ATM machines.

ATTRACTIONS, ADVENTURES, SHOPPING, and MORE

Electricity: 110 volts. (Two prong flat plug). U.S. visitors need both adapters and transformers, as the electrical current is 220/240 volts AC, 50 cycles.

Emergency Services

  • Police 911
  • Fire 911
  • Ambulance Service 911

Medical Care Service

During the Conference, a medical booth will be open at the Trade Centre and medical personnel will be available to assist with and provide emergency and primary health care if required. In the unlikely event that a patient becomes seriously ill, or requires serious medical attention, an ambulance will be available to provide emergency transportation to the nearest appropriate health facility.

Any treatment requiring a prescription, hospital examination, or hospitalization will be at the expense of the participant. Participants are encouraged to obtain medical travel insurance.

Grenada has two hospitals located within 25 minutes or 8 miles from the hotel, the General Hospital and the Princess Alice Hospital in Saint George’s (both public) and the St. Augustine’s Medical Services Inc. (SAMS) (private).

Important contact numbers:

  • Annmarie Marecheau, SIDS DOCK Diplomatic Liaison, Email: marecheaua@yahoo.com; Telephone: 473-457-6882
  • Yolande Newton, Project Officer, Government of Grenada, Email: ynewton.gov.gd@gmail.com; Telephone: 473-418-4500
  • Nichelle Foo, Administrative Assistant Energy, CARICOM Secretariat, Email: nichelle.foo@caricom.org
  • Christine F. Neves Duncan, CCCCC/SIDS DOCK Project Coordinator, Email: cduncan@sidsdock.org,   Telephone: (from 17-24 January 2016): 1-876-366-8289

International Direct Dialing

The country code for Grenada is 473. International calls can be made from any private business or hotel phone. The two major mobile local phone companies are Digicel and Flow.

Water

The island’s water supply is clean and perfectly safe to drink.

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