The IDB Group held forum with Caribbean Civil Society in The Bahamas on Sustainable Growth

The IDB Group and Civil Society Organizations’ representatives from 7 Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago) met on June 1st in Nassau, The Bahamas. The forum was hosted by the Vice President for Countries, Alexandre Meira da Rosa with the special presence of high Government authorities and leaders of civil society and other development actors to discuss key economic and social trends and challenges for the region under the perspective of Sustainable Growth.

The meeting featured discussions about the future and sustainability of civil society organizations (CSOs) in alignment with their Governments development efforts. The program included other topics such as climate change, sustainable cities, and health challenges. The forum included the innovation of an IDEATHON (hackathon of ideas) on Sustainable Growth & Sustainable Cities looking for innovative solutions to build safety and the cities of the future.



WednesdayJune 01




Working Breakfast: Sustainable Growth and Caribbean Civil Society in the future: IDB Group - Civil Society approach


Opening Ceremony


Coffee break

10:25– 12:00

Plenary Session:What is Sustainable Growth and what is the role of Civil Society?

12:00- 1:30



Plenary Session: Initiatives for Sustainable Growth

2:30– 3:45

Plenary Sessions: Sustainable Growth and Sustainable Interventions in Health and Environment


Coffee break

3:55– 4:25

Sustainable Growth and Open Data: Potential impact for different sectors


IDEATHON: Sustainable Growth & Sustainable Cities


Cultural Cocktail Reception


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