UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund Trade Mission

Event:  UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund Trade Mission

Date: Sunday , 24 April 2016 – Thursday, 28 April 2016

Destination: Barbados (and possibly Dominica)

Following the successful meeting with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) & the Department for International Development (DFID) on the £300 million UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund (CIF) that took place last January in London, The Caribbean Council with British Expertise International (and with the support of the British High Commission in Barbados and UK Trade and Investment) are pleased to offer you the opportunity to visit the Barbados as part of a trade mission designed to help you explore the opportunities that the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund presents your business.

The mission dates are 24-28 April 2016.

The trade mission programme will include meetings with:

  • the CDB to learn in detail both about their work in general and how they will administer and procure goods and services for the UKCIF
  • the DFID regional team for the Caribbean who will brief delegates about their wider interests in the region and how they are working with the CDB
  • other main development organisations working in the Caribbean who are based in Barbados, including the EU’s Europe Aid, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the United Nations, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency and the Pan-American Health Organisation.

The CIF was announced by UK Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to Jamaica in September 2015. The £300m fund will be administered by the CDB, who have set-up a dedicated team to run it. There are eight beneficiary countries: Jamaica; Guyana; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; St Lucia; Antigua and Barbuda; St Vincent and The Grenadines, and Montserrat. Priority projects are likely to be: roads; bridges; water supply & treatment; sea and river defences; ports and solid waste management.

There is a management fee to participate, and Caribbean Council members are entitled to a reduced rate of £850 + VAT.

For further information, details of the outline trade mission programme and how to book your place, please click here.

If you have any questions about this trade mission, please contact Sue Davie from British Expertise directly at sd@britishexpertise.org