With most of Dominica’s crop and livestock affected during the last hurricane season and another hurricane season beginning in a few weeks, Caribbean farmers are well aware of the impact of natural hazards, exacerbated by climate change. Frequent and unpredictable drought, flood, pests and soil erosion are just a few of the current phenomenon impacting their yield and by extension, the region’s food security. At the end of the tour, the team shared their key takeaways and we now, in turn, share them with you.
During the 9th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), members endorsed the Revised Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems Checklist.
Forty-five students from primary schools around Saint Lucia acquired tips on how optimize the use of their smartphones to develop quality media content on climate change. The activity, in support of the A.C.T Now Saint Lucia challenge to Primary Schools, was delivered by mobile personnel from FLOW - one of the sponsors of the Primary School component.
Tepu has operated on a power system setup some forty years prior, dependent on a generator and fuel. Today, the village runs on solar power, following the vision of the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) and two female villagers. J-CCCP provided funding to support Anna and Kitura in the installation of solar panels for the entire village.
More than twenty agricultural practitioners across eleven Caribbean countries have concluded a two-week study tour to Japan. The study tour, supported by the United Nations Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP), held a primary focus of transferring knowledge and applicable technologies from Japan to the Caribbean.
Six Ministers and thirteen Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries were among an esteemed grouping of Senior Government Officials totalling seventy-five, who demonstrated solidarity for climate action, through their participation in a special session commemorating the launch of Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP).
The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines recently achieved a major milestone in its implementation of CariSECURE, a regional project that seeks to improve how governments develop and implement youth violence and crime reduction policy-making through the use of quality, comparable and reliable data.

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