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 [...]
Recently apopointed Ambassador René van Nes, Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union has given high marks to the RESEMBID Programme and its projects in the OCTs. Ambassador van Nes was accompanied by Layla El Khadraoui, EU Commission Programme and Policy Manager, who both recently met with RESEMBID team members in St Maarten, visited ongoing projects and were briefed on the work being implemented specifically in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten. Welcome, Ambassador!
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!
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!
How do we support Marine Biodiversity ? Marine ecosystems provide critical services to the people of the OCTs. Without adequate protection, conservation, restoration, and sustainable management of marine ecosystems, these services will no longer be able to withstand the increasing pressures from climate change and growing demands on marine resources from increasing populations and tourists visiting the islands. RESEMBID is taking a holistic, people and environment-centred approach to its marine biodiversity programming, by: • putting the OCTs’ diverse Marine Biodiversity stakeholders at the centre of all activities and initiatives, • using applied science to help provide evidence for improved policies, planning [...]