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At a retreat hosted by the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands in advance of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, Kerrie Symmonds, minister of energy and business development for Barbados, discusses the environmental and economic importance of moving towards energy independence, reducing fossil fuel reliance in small island nations, like Barbados, and strengthening climate resilience throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Kerrie Symmonds

Minister of Energy and Business Development, Government of Barbados
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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more