IAMovement and The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited are proud to present the Inaugural Event Caribbean Green Infrastructure Conference 2022

The Hybrid on-and-offline 2-day event took place physically in Trinidad & Tobago from October 25th – 26th 2022, with fully available online streaming and interactivity to facilitate participation from stakeholders across the Caribbean and Latin American regions and beyond.

Online participation was FREE while in-person participation entailed a full Conference Day-1 Event at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, followed by a blended Day-2 event entailing online panel sessions, and in-person green expo and site visits in the afternoon.

for Virtual on In-Person partipation in the Caribbean Green Infrastructure Conference 2022.

The #CGIC2022 Conference Brief may be downloaded here, and further event summary information can be found lower down on this page.

Conference Summary

Speakers, Panel Sessions and Booth Displays will Include:

  • Technical introductions and discussions around Green Infrastructure Approaches being used already or available to the Caribbean
  • Innovative Forms of Green and Climate Finance which may be explored
  • Opportunities to access local and regional funding
  • Introductions for Interested Climate Financiers to regional Green Infrastructure Projects and Models which can be explored for Investment to Scale

The forum specifically hopes to introduce attendees to the uses and applications of green infrastructure technologies; quickly build interest and capacity through shared technical knowledge and technical applications; and create a unique, rich environment for networking and sharing of information related to green infrastructure Technologies, and financing mechanism opportunities locally and regionally.

Lead Partners

IAMovement has been working alongside partners in T&T and the Caribbean for over the past six (6) years towards the promotion and use of the Vetiver System (VS) solutions as a green infrastructure tool in a myriad of applications for treating with a suite of climate-related development challenges; which have included unique collaborations and developments working with Government and private sector. Through IAMovement’s IDB Lab supported Building on Vetiver! (BOV) Project there are 100+ benefitting companies and 30+ strong partnerships in the Caribbean showing support toward Green Infrastructure including stakeholders from private and commercial sectors, academia, NGOs, and key Government Ministries and Regional Corporations.

The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC)  has been at the fore of the local energy industry for over 45 years playing a leading role in driving and  advocating for the sustainable energy transition, based on their recognition of this holding some of the greatest potential social, economic and environmental benefits for T&T. In addition NGC has led key conservation and reforestation efforts through their ‘No Net Lost’ initiative which they commenced in 2005 which has resulted in 100,000 seedlings planted in Rousillac, Moruga, Mayaro and Rio Claro. Through this initiative NGC has seen more than 38,000 tonnes of carbon sequestered as of 2021. NGC also recognizes that green infrastructure approaches will have an important role to play in this, such as landscape regeneration and reforestation, Vetiver System (VS) approaches, organic waste transformation and composting, and mangroves to name a few – since these all assist with sequestering both above and below-ground carbon, help avoid emissions through reduced need for carbon-heavy steel and concrete, and also build climate resilience for vulnerable communities and society at large.

What to expect from the Caribbean Green Infrastructure Conference (CGIC) 2022?

The hybrid forum will serve as a space for the sharing of technical knowledge and opportunities for widescale adoption and scaling of green infrastructure across the region.

The successes of VS as a green infrastructure solution achieved through the BOV project will serve as one example among many; introducing technical guidelines to core governmental stakeholders in the Planning and Infrastructure Ministries; while also providing parallel technical reports, academic studies, panel discussions and technical Insights by international experts on Green Infrastructure initiatives and Green Finance mechanisms.

While the Vetiver System (VS) is presented as a case study for uptake of green infrastructure, the forum itself will feature international experts from key regional and global partners able to provide technical insights to local and regional decision-making toward investment into green infrastructure technologies with discussions on the return on investment (ROI) of such approaches, through ecosystem service value and cost-savings in contrast to traditional hard-engineered solutions.

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Partners and Sponsors

Lead Partners

IAMovement Logo
Logo NGC

Platinum Sponsors

Logo IDB

Gold Sponsor

Logo UTC

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Logo Guardian Group

Silver Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Logo Massy Foundation

Community Partners

Logo IPI

NETWORK Partners

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Logo Adopt A River
Logo Global Shapers POS
Logo Hello Green
Logo PSI Services
Logo SPE International
Logo The Cropper Foundation

A few words from our sponsors



Pennelope Beckles-Robinson
Minister of Planning and Development

Rohan Sinanan
Minister of Works and Transport

Carina Cockburn
Country Head IDB Trinidad and Tobago

Will Sarni
Founder and CEO Water Foundry

Lizzie Marsters
Environmental Finance Manager
Natural Infrastructure
World Resources Institute (WRI)

Alfred Hans Grunwaldt
Climate Lead Specialist, Infrastructure Department, IDB

Yorleny Cruz
Director for The Vetiver Network International (TVNI), Costa Rica

Ian McNeel
Co-Founder, Slow Food Barbados

UnaMay Gordon
Senior Environment & Climate Change Expert

Ulrike Krauss
Program Manager Climate Change Program
Caribbean Biodiversity Fund

Vashtie Dookiesingh
Private Finance Operations Lead Specialist, IDB Lab

Dr Axel Kravatzky 
Managing Partner, Syntegra-ESG

Zé Alves-Pereira
Green Diplomacy
Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad & Tobago

Michael McQuilkin
CFA Charterholder and Geologist

Rheanna Chen

Ramesh Harrylal
Vice President Operations at The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited

Tracey A Weekes
Manager, Financial & Strategic Investments at The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited

Gina Sanguinetti Phillips
Consultant, CCRIF SPC

Vandana Mangroo
Founder Hello Green Ltd

Jonathan Barcant
Technical Director and Chairman

Damian Siqueiros
Multidisciplinary Artist, Terra Sapiens

Ardene Sirjoo
Co-Founder and Director, Trini Good Media

Omar Mohammed
CEO, The Cropper Foundation

Anaitee Mills
Sustainable Development Expert

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