One year after hurricanes Irma and Maria wrought havoc, countries to continue to build back better, reducing risks with an ongoing hurricane season
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the International Federation for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are today launching the re-designed Early Warning Systems Toolkit which presents a compilation of guidance and operational documents in an online platform acting as an information resource for sector practitioners, policy and decision-makers’ access to information for developing and/or strengthening early warning systems (hydro-meteorological and coastal hazards) within the Caribbean context.
Over the past eleven months, four primary schools namely: O.S. De Hulp, O.S. II Tamanredjo, H.M. Bielkeschool and Shri Vasudev school, in the district of Commewijne, Suriname, were involved in a project to enhance crop production by learning protected agriculture techniques to cope with changing climate conditions.
J-CCCP has partnered with Jamaica 4-H Clubs to undertake the agriculture-based virtual game. The game provides a creative and fun medium through which to educate youth about climate change and climate smart decisions and actions, with the ultimate goal of creating lasting behavioural change.
Eighty four households in Tepu, located in Suriname’s Hinterland, now have power from a newly installed solar system. The project, officially titled ‘Women Empowerment & Renewable Solar Energy Pilot Project’ was supported by the UN Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP) in partnership with the Amazon Conservation Team Suriname (ACT).
The US$2million Chinese-aid funded Post-Disaster Roof Restoration project to repair 250 house roofs toward recovery of Hurricane-Ima devastated Barbuda has allowed hundreds of people to return home to Barbuda, after the entire island was evacuated for the first time due to powerful hurricanes in September 2017.

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