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CARICOM Energy Week 2011

Further, in an effort to heighten awareness and provide information to the regional populace on sustainable energy options and the need for greater efficiency in the use of energy, the Meeting agreed to the institutionalization of a CARICOM Energy Week to be held during the week of November 7, 2011, and thereafter on an annual basis during the second week of November. The CARICOM Secretariat was also mandated to coordinate support from existing regional projects to assist Member States in staging the CARICOM Energy Week at national levels.

Proposed Activities during CEW 2011 by country:

Information here is subject to change without notice.

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Antigua & Barbuda:

Theme: “Clean Technology for a Sustainable Economy”

  • Televised National Address by the Honourable Prime Minister
  • TV Panel Discussion (Adoption of Clean Energy within the Caribbean)
  • Public Awareness Day
  • Prime Minister Public Speaking and Debate Competition
  • Energy Awareness Street Fair
  • Field Trip  Day for schools

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The Bahamas:

Theme: “Public-Private Partnership in the Promotion of Sustainable Energy”Builders Show

  • Radio Quiz Shows
  • Public Information on National Energy Policy, Sawyer Report
  • Exhibition
  • Review of Energy Audit
  • Energy Conservation Forum and appointment of Officers
  • Assessment of CFL Project and disposal programme
  • Launch of Solar Water Heating Project, Photovoltaic and Meeting
  • Lecture on ‘Alternative Energy’
  • School Trip
  • Workshop by the Caribbean Solar Energy Society


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Barbados:

Information not yet available.

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Belize:

Theme: Not yet available

  • Official Launch of Energy Week
  • Panel Discussion (no topic stated)
  • Exhibition
  • Media Tour and Advertisement of EAW Events
  • Annual Science Fair
  • Tour of RE facility

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Dominica:

Theme: “Dominica’s Youths: Adopting Clean Low-Energy Lifestyles”

  • Interactive Media Discussion – airing of several radio and TV programmes to increase the public’s knowledge on the benefits and use of energy. Will be done in the form of panel moderated discussions of one hour duration. The public will be invited to ask questions.
  • Distribution of Flyers and Posters on RE and EE. Includes newspapers supplement and airing of video documentary.
  • Poster competition for Schools
  • Energy Seminar and Exhibition
  • Community Meetings
  • Power Point Presentations to students of Grades 4 & 5.

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Grenada:

Theme: Not yet available

  • RE Project Competition involving Secondary Schools
  • Jingle Competition – general public
  • Newspapers Supplement on Energy Week Programme
  • Energy Conservation tips via radio and daily radio quiz
  • Television Programme to disseminate information to the public.
  • Panel Discussion on RE potential
  • Energy Awareness Day for primary and pre-schoolers
  • Radio discussion
  • Seminar for drivers on vehicle purchase, usage and maintenance
  • KILL-A-WATT DAY – Competition, exhibition, presentation of prizes, newspaper supplement

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Guyana:

Theme: “Guyana’s Youths: Adopting Clean Low-Energy Lifestyles”

  • Moderated Interactive Discussion and TV Quiz on clean energy
  • Poster Competition for Schools
  • Energy Seminar and Exhibition
  • Power Point Presentation to Grades 4, 5 and 6

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Haiti:

Theme: “Energy: Cornerstone of Haiti’s Reconstruction”

  • Audio visual campaign including the production of audios and vides, flyers, brochures, publication of audios and videos, newspaper advertisement and Web page production
  • Newsletter production
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Exhibition and Presentations
  • Essay Competition
  • Audio visual documentary film competition
  • Closing Ceremony

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Jamaica:

Theme: “Energy Security For A Sustainable Future”

From November 6?12, 2011 Jamaica will join with her Caribbean counterparts in exploring energy related issues, including oil & gas, renewable energy, energy conservation and efficiency.

  • CEW Launch
  • Primary and Secondary Schools Lunch Time Presentations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Public Lecture
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Breakfast Meetings
  • Science Fair

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Montserrat:

Theme: Information not yet available

  • Radio Quiz
  • TV and radio promotion on energy conservation
  • Posters

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St. Lucia:

Theme: “Energy Efficiency for Economic Empowerment :Save Energy, Save Money, Save the Environment”

  • School Essay Competition
  • Lectures for Primary Schools
  • Production of Youth Oriented Magazine
  • Energy Awareness Week Supplement
  • Advertorial Series
  • Renewable Energy Exhibition
  • Secondary School Technical Drawing Competition
  • Productions of Banners
  • Jingle production
  • Quiz on radio

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St. Kitts and Nevis:

Theme: Not yet available

  • Creation of mailing database and electronic database on energy statistics and information
  • Public awareness campaign involving the media
  • Radio discussion on energy conservation and electricity tariffs
  • Meetings with stakeholders
  • Distribution of energy brochure and newsletter to schools
  • Creation of jingle on energy conservation
  • Poster competition for primary schools
  • Logo Competition for Secondary Schools
  • Energy Awareness Fair

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines:

Theme: “You have the Power to Conserve”

  • Interactive TV Discussion
  • Poster Essay Competition
  • Seminar / Workshop
  • Live Radio Discussion

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Suriname:

Information not yet available.

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Trinidad & Tobago:

Theme: “Understanding T&T’s Energy! Promoting Sustainability through Smarter Energy Choices”

  • Host Launch Event
  • Establish Educational Energy Islands
  • Develop Mobile RE Technology Caravan
  • Community Energy Week Activities
  • Nationwide Workshops


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