St. Kitts & Nevis designs a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

There can be no debate that the impact of climate change is being felt across St. Kitts & Nevis.  As such, the Ministry of Environment convened a workshop to discuss adaptation measures that can be undertaken, given the resources and constraints of the Federation.  There is currently a draft National Climate Change Policy before Cabinet for approval.  The workshop was designed to recommend strategies to support the Policy.

The working group identified the following areas of vulnerability.

  1. Tourism
  2. Agriculture (livestock and food)
  3. Water
  4. Energy
  5. Transportation
  6. Marine and coastal infrastructure
  7. Fisheries
  8. Health and human environment
  9. Funding/Banking

There are a few cross-cutting themes:

  1. The need to create an environment to make all sectors more sustainable and resilient to climate change.
  2. The need to identify and implement innovative renewable energy projects across all sectors.

The main constraints identified were lack of finance and human resources.

A identification of a lead agency and the compilation of the recommendations is pending.

 

 

SKNCIC Member Views on New Labour Code

The discussion is wrapping up.  Have you shared your views yet?

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NGO COMMITTEE ON CRIME

SKNCIC – Education Policy Review Meeting

JOIN US AT CIC AS WE REVIEW THE

 

Education

JUNE 15, 2017 @ 4:30 P.M.

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SKN Chamber Introduces Walter Bond

WalterBond

Meet Walter Bond

Like you, Walter Bond, knows what its like to be discounted by everyone around you. To run up against challenges that feel insurmountable. And to have moments where challenges were winning. But then Walter recognized a single truth that changed everything:

Peak Performers have no excuses for failure; only reasons for success.

After several stellar high-school seasons, Walters earned a scholarship on the University of Minnesota basketball team. As an average college player who was overlooked by the NBA, Walter tapped into a peak performance mindset, changed his work ethic and found himself as a Professional NBA Basketball Player for the Dallas Mavericks.

Now retired from the NBA, Walter Bond shares stories, lessons, and the type of motivation that sparks the superstars to success, moves the middle players into action, and excites your attendees to come back for more.

When Walter is on the platform you will have the knowledge and skills needed to take the proven path away from the pack and into the peak performer’s spotlight.

Make your goals a reality. Motivate your team with powerful content from a power speaker – Walter Bond.

SKN Chamber Takes Action on Crime

With no time to spare, the SKN Chamber takes action on Crime

INITIAL ACTION PLAN

  1. CIC to engage its own expert to speak to the general membership on crime. Completion – 3 months

 

  1. CIC to launch and manage (on behalf of the NGO Coalition) a social media campaign which will be adopted at will by other NGOs who will also be invited to contribute content. The idea is that we all share the same message at the same time. Completion – June 6, 2017

 

  1. Identify and support an existing program that has demonstrated success in addressing the root causes of crime.  Completion – 1 month

 

  1. Support and/or launch sustainable After School Programs. Completion – beginning of 2017-2018 school year.

 

5. Leverage existing programs such as Crime Stoppers to achieve greater results.  Completion – June 6, 2017

 

  1. Establish partnerships with entities that already have programs that address crime prevention Completion – 2 weeks

 

  1. Identify and support an existing Community Project that already has a focus on youth. Complete July 2017

 

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SKN Chamber Members are off to the races

Through active engagement in committees, SKN Chamber Members are off to the races!

SKN Chamber Members

The changing platform of the world’s agenda has caused us to rethink our strategies. Building resilience requires us to figure out how to punch above our weight and compete in new arenas, engage in discussions at different levels, leveraging relationships, collaborating and focusing on the factors that drive positive change.

 

Human Development Committee – recognizing the need to develop our most critical assets, the Chamber provides its members with opportunities to develop their staff.  Through the execution of a wide array of training topics, the Chamber delivers solutions that are easily implemented at work.  The work of this committee stretches much further than that. It works to build an infrastructure that promotes continuous learning as the foundation for economic growth.  Their mandate includes a comprehensive review of the policies and stakeholder interventions that weigh in our ability to deliver a productive workforce.  SIGN UP

 

CIC Committee on Crime – focuses on the issues that are ever-present on our minds.  The root causes are clear and articulated frequently, as is your Chamber’s position on crime. The solutions are also clear but need commitment and resources to implement and sustain. All members can contribute their talent and time in a framework that is designed to provide additional support and craft results. Click here to see CIC Action Plan or  SIGN UP

 

Networking Committee – exists to bring us all together in a space that allows business to happen!  Facilitating business to business introduction in a lighthearted environment; updating businesses on changes that impact their operations; providing forums for the voice of our members – this committee is fully engaged in bringing the Chamber to live in the moment!  SIGN UP

 

Finance Committee – responds to the issues that affect our bottom line.  The work of this committee involves a comprehensive review of what is necessary to create financial stability, while at the same time, build a strong financial infrastructure that promotes prosperity for all.

 

There are others that need to get going!  Next in line are those committees engaged in our growth agenda in the following sectoral areas:  Click on the option of your choice to sign up.

To learn more about existing committees click here

NETWORKING – SKNCIC COMMITTEE

Fostering strong business to business relations through networking initiatives, is at the heart of what we do.

Join us!

 

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT – SKNCIC COMMITTEE

Let’s work together to build a productive workforce.