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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 [...]

1904, 2023

Plastic collection drive yields interesting results in Curaçao!

By |April 19th, 2023|Categories: General, Marine Biodiversity, Resilience|

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 [...]

2403, 2023

Effective coastal and marine management in the British Virgin Islands with €927,980 RESEMBID grant

By |March 24th, 2023|Categories: General, Marine Biodiversity|

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 [...]

2403, 2023

Internships, jobs and training in the Cayman Islands made possible by RESEMBID grant

By |March 24th, 2023|Categories: General, Resilience, Sustainable Energy|

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.   [...]

2003, 2023

Turks and Caicos’ future looks bright with over 100 streetlights!

By |March 20th, 2023|Categories: Events|

 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 [...]

1503, 2023

Anguilla launches food security project under Resilience portfolio

By |March 15th, 2023|Categories: Events, APP, General, Pandemic response, Marine Biodiversity, Resilience, Sustainable Energy|

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 [...]

1003, 2023

Climate change education to be introduced to 4 schools in the Cayman Islands

By |March 10th, 2023|Categories: Resilience|

Four schools in the Cayman Islands will soon be taking part in a pilot project to introduce climate-change education to their curricula. The National Trust for the Cayman Islands will lead this important project with the help of a €163,223  RESEMBID grant. Read more here:

803, 2023

RESEMBID celebrates International Women’s Day 2023

By |March 8th, 2023|Categories: Events, APP, General, Pandemic response, Marine Biodiversity, Resilience, Sustainable Energy|

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 [...]

603, 2023

Transforming Anguilla’s Marine Parks

By |March 6th, 2023|Categories: Events, APP, General, Pandemic response, Marine Biodiversity, Resilience, Sustainable Energy|

Recently a high-level Expertise France and RESEMBID delegation visited two of Anguilla’s famous marine parks which will be part of the EUR587,024 RESEMBID project: “Transforming Anguilla’s Marine Parks: Institutionalising Sustainable and Collaborative Management Solutions”  which will be implemented over 16 months by the Anguilla National Trust in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries and Marine Resources Unit and Blue Finance. The objective is to formalise a co-management arrangement between [...]

2802, 2023

Jérémie Pellet Director-General, Expertise France visits Anguilla’s Marine Parks

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: Events, APP, General, Pandemic response, Marine Biodiversity, Resilience, Sustainable Energy, Uncategorized|

Jérémie Pellet, Director-General of Expertise France wrapped up his hectic day trip to Anguilla on Wednesday 22nd February with an exciting boat tour of two of Anguilla’s seven Marine Parks – Little Bay and Sandy Island - which were established to conserve ecologically important areas around the island. Little Bay houses extensive seagrass beds, and Sandy Island possesses valuable coral reef ecosystems. Here, Pellet listens attentively as Clarissa Lloyd, Terrestrial [...]

2402, 2023

Mission of Jérémie Pellet Director-General, Expertise France to RESEMBID

By |February 24th, 2023|Categories: Events, APP, General, Pandemic response, Marine Biodiversity, Resilience, Sustainable Energy|

Director-General of Expertise France, Jérémie Pellet was in St. Maarten and Anguilla this week on a RESEMBID briefing mission mission to gain deeper insight into the programme and the projects it supports. On Tuesday 21st February, he met with Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Silveria Jacobs and heard about the impact of  RESEMBID’s projects on the country and people. He and the RESEMBID team were also on hand to join the [...]

2302, 2023

Jérémie Pellet Director-General, Expertise France visits Anguilla

By |February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Events, APP, General, Pandemic response, Marine Biodiversity, Resilience, Sustainable Energy|

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. 

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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