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The Ministry of Environment and National Beautification will host the inception workshop for the Regional Invasive Alien Species Project,  in collaboration with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), beginning on Wednesday, September 26.

The Ministry is the local executing agency for the project, while CABI is the regional implementing agency.

The workshop, which takes place at the Savannah Beach Hotel, at Hastings, Christ Church, starts at 8:30 a.m. and concludes with the First Meeting of the International Project Steering Committee, on Friday, September 28.

The Convention on Biological Diversity defines invasive alien species as “plants, animals, pathogens and other organisms that are non-native to an ecosystem, and which may cause economic or environmental harm or adversely affect human health”.

Areas to be covered during the workshop include: Project Reporting and Monitoring Requirements for United Nations Environment Programme and Global Environment Facility; Project Communication Strategy; and Review of the Project Financial Budget.

There will be presentations by representatives from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, including those from Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


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