The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) hosted the Caribbean Sub-Regional Workshop on Capacity-Building for the effective implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biodiversity from March 4-8, 2013 in St. George's, Grenada.
Two members of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources had the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Cartagena Protocol and its Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress. They included Ms. Candace Amoroso; Biodiversity Specialist and Ms. Avanti Supersad; Legal Officer.
The workshop was organised to contribute to the identification of the needs and development strategies for strengthening the capacities of Parties in the Caribbean Sub-Region to effectively implement the Protocol. Participants were also introduced to the goal and core requirements of the Supplementary Protocol (SP) on Liability and Redress.
The workshop concluded with participants discussing and determining the way forward with regards to capacity building for the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol and for the ratification and implementation of its SP in the Caribbean Region.