From 14 to 15 November 2023 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, UNEP OzonAction and Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) Caribbean Regional Team organised a Thematic Network Meeting of the National Ozone Officers (NOOs) from the English-speaking Caribbean and Haïti held back-to-back with a Regional Workshop for Women in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC).

Colleen Keyworth (INWIC president) participated a dedicated workshop for Women in RAC aimed to promote gender mainstreaming in the RAC sector, raise awareness of the latest RAC technology developments, provide hands-on demonstrations, and facilitate the sharing of experiences between the female RAC technicians in the Caribbean Network. The workshop also sought to provide NOOs with the information, knowledge, and resources necessary to comply with the obligations arising from the Montreal Protocol and its evolving commitments from the Kigali Amendment.

This workshop was attended by 24 participants, including 14 female RAC technicians from 11 countries, 12 NOOs, and representatives from UNEP OzonAction, INWIC, the Multilateral Fund Secretariat, the Ozone Secretariat, GIZ Proklima, United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), European Commission and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.