Healthy Caribbean Coalition Virtual Conference 2021

Our Food, Our Health, Our People
Accelerating Healthy Food Policies to Tackle NCDs

Thursday, July 1st 2021 -- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm AST

About the Virtual Conference

Our Food, Our Health, Our People – Accelerating aims to build momentum for the implementation of healthy food policies as part of the HCCs transformative new NCD agenda grounded in the principles of human rights and equity. This event will bring together diverse actors including civil society, the public sector, people living with NCDs, young people and the private sector to share and learn about the varied and complex strategies needed to create healthier food environments by shaping and securing healthy food supplies, safeguarding and fostering healthy food policy making and supporting civic action.


Additional Information

There will be 10 unique lunchtime sessions - Conversations with Experts on NCDs & FOOD. Register now to choose yours
Please note that all sessions will be available for viewing for 30 days after the event

Agenda


  8.30 am – 9.00 am

Welcome and Navigating the Platform

Youth Steel Pan

  9.00 am – 9.28 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  9.30 am – 10.30 am

SESSION I:

OUR FOOD: Shaping a Healthy Food Supply

Moderator

Dr. Kenneth Connell
HCC Board Member, UWI etc.

Panelists

Professor Fitzroy Henry
University of Technology, Jamaica
Nigel Durrant
Agricultural Trade Specialist, CARICOM Secretariat
Mr Jacinto Buenfil
Policy Officer Environment and Climate Change, FAO
Keithlin Caroo
Founder of Helen’s Daughters, St. Lucia
  10.30 am – 10.45 am

Health Breaks

  10.45 am – 11.45 pm

SESSION 2:

OUR HEALTH: Shaping a Healthy Food Environment

Moderator

Nicole Foster
HCC Policy Advisor, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law, UWI.

Panelists

Vilroy Lewin
Health promotion Coordinator for the Department of Health in Bermuda
Prof. Franco Sassi
Imperial College, London
Dr Aneselm Hennis
NCDs and Mental Health Director, PAHO
Joy Adamson
Chief Education Office, Barbados Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT)
Ms. Vonetta Nurse
Advocacy Officer (GHAI Project) Heart Foundation of Jamaica
Ms. Courtney Mills
Founder of Ulu foods
  11.45pm – 12.00 pm

Health Breaks

  12.00 pm – 12.45 pm

SESSION 3:

A conversation about managing conflicts of interest and interference in healthy food policymaking

Moderator

Sir George Alleyne
Patron, HCC, Director Emeritus, PAHO, University of Glasgow

Panelists

Dr. Joy St. John
Executive Director, CARPHA
Ms. Kimberley Benjamin
Recent Law Graduate, Healthy Caribbean Youth Advocate
Mrs. Barbara McGaw
Programme Manager, Heart Foundation of Jamaica
Mr Julian Rogers
Caribbean Broadcaster and Journalist
  12.45 pm – 1.45 pm

LUNCH

Conversations about NCDs & Food

  1.00 pm – 1.30 pm

Conversations about NCDs & Food

  1.30 pm - 1.45 pm

Health Break

  1.45 pm – 2.45 pm

SESSION 4:

OUR PEOPLE: Shaping a Healthier Future

Moderator

Mr. Pierre Cooke
HCC Youth Voices Technical Advisor

Panelists

Ms. Kerro Knight
Member of the Antigua & Barbuda Diabetes Association, Healthy Caribbean Youth, Young person living with NCDs
Ms. Francine Charles
Programme Manager, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados
Fale Lesa
Youth Advocate, Commonwealth Consultant, NCD Child, New Zealand
  2.45 pm - 3.00 pm

Health Break

  3.00 pm – 3.45 pm

SESSION 5:

A Discussion with Chairs of CARICOM NNCDCs: Leveraging COVID-19 and food and nutrition insecurity to tackle NCD Policy

Moderator

Professor Alafia Samuels
Professor Alafia Samuels, Retired Professor / Research Fellow, Epidemiology Research Unit, Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), The University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Panelists

Sir Trevor Hassell
President, HCC, Chair, National NCD Commission Barbados
Dr. Leslie Ramsammy
Chair, Presidential National NCD Commission, Guyana
Dr. Damian Greaves
Chair, National NCD Commission Grenada
Dr. Trevor Ferguson
Chair, National NCD Committee, Jamaica
  3.45 pm – 3.55 pm

MEETING CLOSE

VOTE OF THANKS, AND MEETING CLOSE

Moderator

Maisha Hutton
Executive Director, HCC