Prime Minister Drew to lead delegation at 2024 Global Sustainable Island Summit

Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew, will lead a delegation to the Global Sustainable Island Summit in Canada this month. 

Accompanying the prime minister are, Minister of Sustainable DevelopmentDr. Joyelle Clarke; Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, Naeemah Hazelle; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Ms. Colincia Levine; High Commissioner of St. Kitts and Nevis to Canada, H. E. Samuel Berridge and Minister Counselor, High Commission to Canada, Eustace Wallace,.

The 21st – 23rd, May, 2024 on Prince Edward Island (PEI) takes place just days ahead of the fourth Global Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) Conference from 27th – 30th May in Antigua and Barbuda.

The Global Sustainable Island Summit 2024, co-hosted by the Government of Prince Edward Island, will focus on promoting sustainable development for islands globally. 

“The summit unites a diverse array of professionals, researchers, policymakers, industry leaders, and students, all committed to fostering a more sustainable future for island communities,” a government statement on the trip explained.

Prime Minister Drew will open the Summit alongside the Premier of Prince Edward Island, Dennis King. 

While there, Minister Clarke will participate in a panel discussion that will emphasise the critical leadership role island states play in climate action.

“This partnership with Island Innovation, a global network that helps to advance innovation and drive sustainable change, builds on the strategic geostrategic initiatives pursued by Prime Minister Drew and Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rt. Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas, during COP28 in Dubai. The Summit aims to strengthen the Canada-Caricom strategic partnership for a resilient future at the provincial level,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the statement noted that the coming trip will also be used as an opportunity for St. Kitts and Nevis to build partnerships with the government of Prince Edward Island. 

“PEI, the most Atlantic of the Canadian provinces, holds significant potential for impactful partnerships. Prime Minister Drew’s focus will be on building a sustainable Saint Kitts and Nevis while enhancing training and development opportunities.”

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