The Sargassum Podcast enables knowledge exchange between experts and different local communities, hoping to inspire local solutions to this international challenge. Listen to this episode where Sabine and Jessica discuss sargassum’s effect on Bonaire’s marine ecosystems. Listen here. #Sargassum #Biodiversity
Did you know that different parts of the same island can have completely different types of plastic trash? In Curaçao, the RESEMBID - funded project carried out by Green Phenix is aimed at reducing the amount of plastic pollution that ends up in the marine environment. The data collected with the Litterati app showed significant differences between the Leeward and the Windward side beaches of the island. On the Leeward side, most items were left by consumers on Curacao, such as bottles, cigarette butts and bottle caps. On the Windward side, there was an accumulation of litter that is [...]
From the end of June to the beginning of September, the Queen Conch, or the well-known Karkó, are actively breeding! The warmer temperatures during the summer months signal the Karkó to actively seek out partners to mate with. In the Queen Conch Hatchery Curaçao, they give the Karkó a helping hand to find each other. Read more about the Breeding Conch/Karkó in Curaçao project here.
Share your insights while discussing sustainable strategies and solutions to achieve a greener future for Curaçao. Join the Klein Curaçao team for their second Climate Change Session. More information at https://kleincuracao.cw/ #KleinCuraçao #ClimateChange #RamsarSite
The Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration of the British Virgin Islands has received a EUR927,980 grant to improve the country’s water quality testing capabilities. Under RESEMBID’s Marine Biodiversity portfolio, the project seeks to address the limitations that exist within the the BVI’s water quality monitoring programme. The project will enhance the Ministry’s capacity to collect, warehouse and analyze water quality data, to inform better environmental management and spatial planning decisions. Read more about this important project here!
Eight months after signing up to courses in either renewable energy, sustainable construction, information and communications technology (ICT), and tourism and hospitality, formerly unemployed Caymanians are now immersed in internships and job placements in these areas. Led by the University College of the Cayman islands, the project utilises a grant of EUR432,210 to ensure that the 52 participants receive accredited certification, training and valuable sessions with potential employers. Read more here about the transformative work by the UCCI in the Cayman Islands!
In a busy day trip to Anguilla, Director-General of Expertise France, Jérérmie Pellet met with with Dr E.L. Webster, Premier of Anguilla, visited two key RESEMBID projects and met with the local media.
Today, we commemorate International Women's Day by reinforcing our commitment to #EmbraceEquity. At RESEMBID, we support the call to go beyond equal opportunities and embrace equity, taking into account that people start from different places. True inclusion means levelling the playing fields for everyone. Today, and every day, we give equitable support to the 12 Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) and 48 projects under the RESEMBID umbrella. #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2023 #Inclusion #Opportunites #Equity
Today we congratulate Anguilla in launching one of their projects under RESEMBID’s Marine Resilience portfolio, “Piloting Backyard Recirculating Aquaponics Systems in Anguilla”. This project addresses the need for Anguilla to transform the fisheries and agriculture sectors; reduce dependence on imports; strengthen food safety and security and support healthier, well-balanced diets. Beneficiaries of the project will be able to produce high quality fish and fresh produce to feed themselves, or create a new revenue stream. Congratulations, Anguilla!
The Turks and Caicos government is adding over a hundred hurricane resilient streetlights to the country’s roads and communities through its Resilience, Sustainable Energy and Marine Biodiversity Programme (RESEMBID) partnership. Of the one hundred and forty (140) streetlights, North Caicos will get twenty-five (25); Middle Caicos fifteen (15); South Caicos will get twenty (20); Grand Turk thirty (30); Salt Cay ten (10) and Providenciales will have (40) of the lights installed. Read more about this brilliant project at https://magneticmediatv.com/2023/03/resembid-contract-for-lights/