The Island Resilience Action Challenge (IRAC) is a year-round initiative featuring quarterly Task Force workshops, and ongoing engagement with participants throughout the year. Here is what we have lined-up for the 2021 Task Force.
March 26th | IRAC at the 2021 Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF)
Sponsors were featured as part of the IRAC presence at CARIF 2021, the largest gathering of the Caribbean infrastructure market on the annual calendar. IRAC-focused sessions consisted of a ministerial level discussion on the value of a resilience metric system, followed by a community workshopping session. Did our Task Force hit Milestone 1? We found out at CARIF.
June 30 | IRAC Mid-Year Summit (2nd milestone)
IRAC Task Force presentation with invited guests and breakout sessions to highlight progress on first two quarterly milestones, raise awareness and further greater engagement of island leaders committed to greater resilience and more prosperous island communities.
October 27 | IRAC at the 2021 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF)
All sights are set on Milestone 3! Sponsors will be featured as part of IRAC at CREF, the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean clean energy market on the annual calendar. IRAC has always featured prominently at CREF, and this year will be no different.
Six months since the formation of the 2020-2021 Taskforce, what has been achieved to date? What is the current status of the Resilience Scorecard? What are the elements that comprise the Scorecard? And how do we plan to measure those elements? What roadblocks have been identified? And what has been the initial response to approaches to regional governments in early efforts to secure buy-in from island jurisdictions?
Breakout Challenge – Getting the Resilience Scorecard Over the Finish Line
Participants will be divided into breakout groups led by Discussion Leaders and IRAC Task Force Leaders
On October 27th, the IRAC TaskForce, in partnership with Ministers and Key Caribbean leaders, are committed to present the Caribbean Resilience Scorecard Beta at CREF, the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean clean energy market. The Caribbean Resilience Scorecard Beta will include profiles based on data gathered from the participating Caribbean island countries.
Based on the Task Force summary and Ministerial Panel this morning, work together in your groups to develop a proposed 5 point action plan to best achieve this challenging milestone within 90 days. Your proposed thoughts and resources will support the significant volunteer efforts of this intersectional IRAC Task Force thus far and the Ministers and Caribbean Leaders willing to engage their countries to obtain the necessary data and information.
Discussion Leaders from different tables will have an opportunity to share the outcomes from their breakout group prior to closing remarks. Within two weeks, the proposed action plans will be reviewed by the IRAC Task Force and synthesized into a final 90 day action plan, available to all attendees and presented to the participating Ministers and Living Lab Champions.