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2911, 2022

Director’s Message

By |November 29th, 2022|Categories: General, Uncategorized|

    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 [...]

2811, 2022

RESEMBID Visual Brand (Color Story)

By |November 28th, 2022|Categories: General, Uncategorized|

The RESEMBID visual identity is expressed in four distinct colors which were chosen to complement the personality, corporate culture and aims of the programme and to help the programme tell its brand story as a dynamic, energetic and impactful way. The four colors are applied across the two main elements of the brand’s logo: Element 1: The brand wordmark (RESEMBID acronym) Element 2: The stylized globe represented as 12 interlocking, curved lines [...]

102, 2023

Welcome Ambassador van Nes!

By |February 1st, 2023|Categories: Events, APP, General, Pandemic response, Marine Biodiversity, Resilience, Sustainable Energy|

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, [...]

712, 2022

Join RESEMBID at the CDM Conference!

By |December 7th, 2022|Categories: Events, APP, General, Pandemic response, Marine Biodiversity, Resilience, Sustainable Energy|

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 [...]

2911, 2022

Special Community of Practice and App Launch

By |November 29th, 2022|Categories: Events, General|

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. [...]

2711, 2022

Project Spotlight

By |November 27th, 2022|Categories: Pandemic response, Resilience|

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 [...]

2711, 2022

Project Spotlight

By |November 27th, 2022|Categories: Marine Biodiversity, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2711, 2022

Project Spotlight

By |November 27th, 2022|Categories: Sustainable Energy|

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, [...]

2711, 2022

Project Spotlight

By |November 27th, 2022|Categories: Pandemic response|

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, [...]

2711, 2022

Project Spotlight

By |November 27th, 2022|Categories: Marine Biodiversity|

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 [...]

2711, 2022

Project Spotlight

By |November 27th, 2022|Categories: Marine Biodiversity|

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!

2711, 2022

Project Spotlight

By |November 27th, 2022|Categories: Resilience|

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.

2405, 2022

Our Pandemic response for 12 OCTs

By |May 24th, 2022|Categories: Pandemic response|

In response to the global pandemic and the far-reaching implications for the small open economies of the OCTs, the RESEMBID team spontaneously created the Pandemic Resilience Response Facility. It was successfully launched on 5th April 2020. In record time, the Facility earmarked flexibly €10 million specifically to fund pandemic Resilience response actions for all the 12 OCTs. It was structured as a purpose-designed, fast-track, flexible response tool for the OCTs [...]

2405, 2022

Marine Biodiversity is our heritage, we have to protect it !

By |May 24th, 2022|Categories: Marine Biodiversity|

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 [...]

2405, 2022

Sustainable energy is the key!

By |May 24th, 2022|Categories: Sustainable Energy|

How do we support sustainable Energy? Though many Caribbean OCTs have made significant strides in reducing their fossil fuel dependency, energy rates remain high in the region. RESEMBID seeks to support their thrust to deliver resilient energy services to their respective local populations – which means : • increased capacity and competency of the people of the OCTs to utilize and maintain innovative technologies • contributing to low carbon development [...]

2405, 2022

Why Resilience ?

By |May 24th, 2022|Categories: Resilience|

Why resilience ?   The Caribbean region is subject to recurrent natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and droughts – made worse climate change combined with vulnerable economies. The capacity to cope with these extreme events is limited for most OCTs so there is a need to: • reduce structural vulnerability • increase the resilience of economic infrastructure and fragile coastal ecosystems to extreme recurrent natural [...]

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