High Level Ministerial Breakfast Meeting
BREA engaged a number of high-level Ministerial Heads on Wednesday December 5th, 2018 at the recently concluded High Level Ministerial Breakfast Meeting. The meeting which took place at the Frank Collymore Hall Meeting Room was attended by senior level Ministers which included; the honourable Marsha Caddle M.P. Minister of Economic Affairs and Investment and the honourable Trevor Prescod M.P Minister of Environment and National Beautification. Other senior level government officials included Dr. Hugh Sealy Special Advisor to the Government on Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Senior Environmental Officer Mr. Rickardo Ward.
The High-Level Meeting allowed for the BREA Secretariat to formally present and share with the Ministers in attendance the important work which the Association was undertaking with the funding support of the German International Development Corporation (GIZ) and Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII).
Given the growing importance and international recognition of Disaster and or Climate Risk Management in the global discussion on climate change and the renewable energy. BREA with the support of our international funding partners and local support agencies have commence work towards the creation of an Integrated Climate Risk Management Roadmap for the country’s renewable energy sector. Another critical support tool coming out of this project is the creation of a Financial and Insurance Sector Tool Kit.
The high -level meeting facilitated a process where our development partners were able to engage directly with key Ministerial Heads on the overall project, its scope and anticipated outcomes. Special mentioned must be made of the Project Steering Committee which included representatives from the Department of Emergency Management, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Environment and the General Insurance Association of Barbados.