January 13, 2020
NEARLY 300 local and international delegates, including representatives of governments, multilateral agencies and financial institutions will convene at Baha Mar Convention Centre today for the widely anticipated Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference. The conference will mobilise recovery financing while the country’s reconstruction and recovery efforts are expected to get a boost at the event which is organised by the government in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis heads the list of attending dignitaries who will be joined by other representatives of government. Others in attendance will be Luis Felipe López-Calva, United Nations assistant secretary general and UNDP’s regional director for the Latin American and Caribbean region; and Denise E Antonio, UNDP resident representative for The Bahamas, Jamaica, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. There will also be representation from the diplomatic corps and international organisations.
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