RESEMBID is excited participate in the 12th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) hosted by CDEMA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency). The theme of this year’s conference is CDM Road to Resilience: Checkpoint 2022- Advancing a Risk-based Multi-hazard Approach during COVID-19 & Beyond. Starting today until Friday, stop by our virtual booth that is well stocked with programme information and information specific to our robust Resilience portfolio of 13 projects thus far! We will even be on hand to answer your questions using the platform’s chat feature. Please feel free to register for your access to the booth, display [...]
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Travelling Post-COVID-19 can still be a challenging experience. This is another RESEMBID regional project that will work with four Caribbean islands to build resilience and response to the national visitor management systems in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao , St Maarten. This will include a Best Practice Guide for Tourism Stakeholders in Contagion Scenarios as well as capacity building for key supporting persons in the tourism sector of the participating Overseas Caribbean Territories (OCTs). This project will allow enable the safest way for tourism to continue on these beautiful islands! Implementing partner: The Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
Reef Managers in the Caribbean will have a chance to explore tangible coral reef adaptation methods to preserve corals based on the research being done by the CCMI. Expert staff at the CCMI will be doing research on increasing coral reef resilience through selective restoration using stress tolerant corals. Follow them on social media when they go LIVE under water to speak of their findings from this research that will also be shared regionally!
This project supports the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) in their recovery of post-COVID19 Cayman islands through the upskilling and retool of underemployed or unemployed Caymanians for alternative employment opportunities in-line with government revitilisation priorities. Fifty-five Caymanians will participate in a multi-pronged 16-month training programme which is informed by a Workforce Needs Assessment undertaken in partnership with the Cayman government and private sector. Areas include Sustainable Construction, ICT, Tourism Management and Solar PV installation.
Having the systems in place to cope with and bounce back from a pandemic such as COVID-19 is critical to all countries, particularly small islands states. The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in the Cayman Islands will be able to put in stronger systems to manage the impacts of COVID-19 while doing its vital work on coral reef resilience. A part of that system will be improving safeguards and hygiene, protocols and emergency management for staff, students as well as local and international visitors to the facility.
Beautiful Lac Bay in Bonaire provides recreation and livelihood for residents and tourists. This 13-month project led by Stichting Nationale Parken Bonaire (STINAPA) and funded by RESEMBID will help in five key areas: 1- restore coral and seagrass habitats 2- promote sustainable recreation 3- enforce environmental regulations 4- monitoring ecological processes 5- ensuring sustainable financing strategies for the area. The project activities will help to reduce vulnerability to external shocks such as climate change.
Anguilla is taking the lead to strengthen the sustainable management of six of its Marine Parks through the formalisation of co-management arrangements between the Government and key stakeholders. Soon, Anguilla’s marine park system will be transformed from paper park status to an effective, financially- sustainable network!
Students, teachers and others in Anguilla’s education system will be able to bounce back more quickly from adverse circumstances such as pandemics and hurricanes thanks to this project. This 15-month project will introduce an Education Management and Information system that strengthens coordination in Anguilla’s education system and ensures learning continues despite physical disruptions.
This Community of Practice will bring together a host of projects under the Resilience, Sustainable Energy and Marine Biodiversity portfolios from various OCTs. Tune in as implementing partners 2022 and discuss lessons learned during these early stages of their projects' implementation and an outlook to 2023 and beyond. In this special Community of Practice event on Thursday 1st December at 10:00 a.m. AST, we will feature a few OCTs and their projects across the RESEMBID portfolio. Whether they are Resilience, Sustainable Energy or Marine Biodiversity projects, tune in as we hear the perspectives from Anguilla, The Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos as they reflect on their 2022 journeys. The speakers from these three OCTs [...]
The RESEMBID app brings our impactful projects and initiatives to your fingertips via your mobile device. Immerse yourself in the inspirational work across the 12 OCTs. We will share project updates, events and other bits of compact information, keeping you updated even on the go. Customise your experience to receive the exact news you'd like to receive and be sure to turn on your notifications so you never miss a beat! Happy browsing!