The Caribbean region is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change and needs to find solutions to address its climate, energy and resource challenges. The Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC) is helping by assisting Caribbean countries to create clean technologies and businesses, so that they can better adapt to and plan for the effects of climate change.
Since its inception in 2014, CCIC has been encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship, and supporting economic development through job creation. One of its initiatives is regionally held boot camps, which bring together young entrepreneurs to find business solutions to climate change.
“In 2016 we were in Jamaica, Trinidad, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Dominica, and Belize. The first one was held in Jamaica and it was a huge success, we had over 75 participants. To date, we have impacted on over 300 entrepreneurs, and we have seven winners which automatically qualify for our accelerator programmes,” said Carlington Burrell, Project Manager, CCIC.