Reducing Risks, Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Resilience  

18 December 2017

Delegates Lounge, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London



Getting our trade, finance and investment governance structures fit for purpose within the context of 21st century trade is a prerequisite to regenerative development. Within the aftermath of recent climatic events in the Caribbean, these efforts assume an even greater importance, priority and urgency.

This meeting will focus on funding infrastructure, reducing vulnerabilities, and enhancing resilience, for Commonwealth Small States in the Caribbean, building on the outcomes from our 13th London 2017 consultative exercise[1] and working towards our preparatory processes, including addressing policy barriers, in view of the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2018. It will focus specifically on citizenship by investment programmes and developing governance capabilities so as to enhance resilience and reduce risks and vulnerabilities.  


3-3:30pm: Registration and coffee

3:30-4:00pm: Open of Event by Richard Moir, London Wealth Forums (Chair)

Introductory remarks by Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Secretariat (tbc)


4:00-4:30pm: Opening Presentation on Reducing Risks, Vulnerabilities and Diversifying Revenues,

Howard Haughton, Commonwealth Secretariat

Jodie Keane, Commonwealth Secretariat (Moderator)

4:30-5:30pm: Panel Discussion on Sustainable Investment Strategies

5:30-6:00pm – Closing remarks from Chair & opening of reception  

RSVP to by 8 December 2017

Places are limited

[1] To be published in a forthcoming Commonwealth Secretariat Policy Briefing.