Private sector engagement in emergency planning and response is the key focus of one-day conference which began in Trinidad on Thursday.
The event consists of a high-level discussion around private sector engagement in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
Participants cover all countries in the Eastern Caribbean and include business leaders, youth, national emergency response agencies, government ministries and departments, international humanitarian players and development agencies.
UNICEF says the event is expected to attract over 100 participants both in person at the Radisson Hotel and online and will feature a plenary, inter-active sessions, and keynote speakers.
It says one of the main outcomes is to improve and innovate the established framework for the engagement of private sector entities as well as developing private sector-based solutions for community resilience.