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Background

The Government of Grenada hosted the CCI Summit Secretariat to support preparation for the Summit of Caribbean Political and Business Leaders held in May 2013. The Summit Secretariat, with support from The Nature Conservancy's Caribbean Program coordinated three Senior Official Meetings (SOMs) and one Ministerial Meeting leading up to the Summit. The Secretariat also facilitated the negotiation and final development of the 'Leaders Declaration'. In November 2013, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada confirmed Grenada's acceptance of the initial two year hosting of the permanent CCI Secretariat

Purpose

The CCI Secretariat supports the advancement of the CCI Strategic Plan by providing coordination, communications, and other support services to the three major CCI "constituency groups" (governments, companies, partners).

Composition

The Secretariat is currently composed of a Chair and a Coordinator

Responsibilities

Members of the Secretariat work together with the CCI Council to manage the operation of the CCI and ensure that the CCI conservation goals are implemented in each CCI country and territory. The CCI Secretariat is also responsible for conducting outreach, providing technical assistance related to marine and coastal conservation and supporting efforts to mobilize additional financial resources and monitor CCI progress.

Chair of the CCI Secretariat

The CCI Secretariat is currently chaired by the Government of Grenada through its Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and Environment.  The Secretariat can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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HOW GOVERNMENTS AND COMPANIES CAN JOIN CCI:

Caribbean Governments

Companies

A letter from the head of
government or relevant minister
stating the government’s formal
endorsement of the Framework for
Action in the CCI Leaders Declaration  
A letter from the CEO or relevant
senior representative stating the
company’s formal endorsement of
the CCI Corporate Compact 

WAYS PARTNERS CAN PARTICIPATE IN CCI:

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Provide financial or technical support for implementation of the CCI Goals. Participate in national and territory trust funds. Participate in multi-stakeholder processes to shape the CCI Action Plans in countries and territories. Participate in on-the-ground projects to implement the CCI Goals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Contact CCI

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CCI Secretariat, St. George’s Grenada

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+1 473-440-2708

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secretariat@caribbeanchallengeinitiative.org

 

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