Resilient Islands by Design: Integrating Ecosystem- and Community-based Approaches to Enhance Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean
As of: February 2019
Objective and activities
The project supports governments and communities to incorporate ecosystem-based adaptation in local, national and regional planning to reduce vulnerability and boost adaptive capacities. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Red Cross (IFRC) will leverage their networks and experience to develop and test an innovative adaptation toolkit that will promote better decision-making around disaster risk management, community planning, and climate adaptation. The tool kit will benefit thousands in vulnerable communities, and facilitate locally-tailored ecosystem- and community-based interventions (e.g. mangrove planting). The project will train change agents and promote country-specific policy recommendations. At the regional level, the project will link with existing knowledge management platforms and potential funding streams to scale up demonstration projects. It will support the implementation of CDEMA’s Caribbean Disaster Management strategy.
State of implementation/results
- The launch events for the project in April 2018 in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic and in June 2018 in Grenada were attended by over 160 country representatives.
- Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) convened after the project launches in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic held various working sessions from April to August 2018.