Participating countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. Description: The Wider Caribbean Region holds 23 of the 52 Small Island Developing States. Meeting the obligations for adequate Port Reception Facilities (PRFs) as required of MARPOL signatory countries still remains a significant challenge to the SIDS of the Wider Caribbean Region. Many States are restricted in their capacities and capability to properly process waste streams generated on their islands, let alone process additional waste offloaded from vessels calling upon their port. The workshops will aim at development of capacities for the ratification and implementation of MARPOL Convention Annexes 111-V, including the provision of reception facilities. This workshop will enable participants to gain a better understanding and in-depth knowledge of matters pertaining to the implementation and enforcement of Annexes 111-V of the MARPOL Convention. The proposed regional workshop will also address the IMSAS findings related to MARPOL and provide the basis for developing a regional Caribbean MARPOL implementation plan. The workshop will also support countries in addressing the identified 'root causes' hampering proper implementation of the MARPOL Convention, annexes I to V. The three-days regional workshop will be followed by a two-days national workshop in Jamaica as a follow up to address any issues related to the effective implementation of MARPOL Convention - Annexes 111-V.
Activity Location: 
Kingston, Jamaica
Activity Place: 
Actual dates and place to be confirmed
Monday, September 7, 2020 to Friday, September 11, 2020

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