Re-imagined can remain relevant for the next 50 years – MENAFN.COM

mena development imagined sir
Middle East
  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
  • Source: MENAFN
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Middle East
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Re-imagined can remain relevant for the next 50 years – MENAFN.COM

It is a distinct pleasure and honour to deliver my first board of governors' statement during what is projected to be a challenging but potentially impactful five-year term as president of the Caribbean Development Bank. The confluence of unfinished structural challenges, evolving climate change, and amplifying impact of the COVID-19 pandemic leaves policymakers with little choice but to confront the creation of our future in a bold and decisive manner. The mandate establishing the Caribbean Development Bank is as important today as it was in 1969, and, if suitably re-imagined, can remain relevant for the next 50 years. This is the aspiration we need to embrace – helping shine the light on and pave the road to the consensus goal of sustainable and inclusive growth. Leading this distinguished organisation during these unprecedented times presents me with a unique opportunity to tackle the crippling challenges our region faces. Like my predecessors, who have fought the noble cause, I seek to continue a tradition of service and commitment to the advancement and development of our region and its people. Through the legacy left behind by the astute leadership of my predecessors – Sir Arthur Lewis, Dr William Demas, Sir Neville

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