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Caribbean Community Climate-Smarting Fisheries

Caribbean nations have begun work on a plan to ‘climate smart’ the region’s fisheries as part of overall efforts to secure food supplies. The concept is in keeping with plans by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to improve the “integration of agriculture and climate readiness” as the region prepares to deal … Continue reading

Growing a future – Coral restoration in Bluefields Bay, Jamaica

Fishers of Bluefields Bay tell stories of a time when the coral grew so high parts of the reef were impassable, when boats had to navigate around the coral tips emerging out of the Caribbean’s blue waters. Four decades later a trip underwater will show you a seafloor still covered with the skeletons of these … Continue reading

Fishing Community Artisans Complete First C-FISH Order!

It was a long road, but the hard work from these ladies of Cotta Craft group finally paid off when they delivered their first (and largest order) to date of 250 C-FISH tote bags to Sandals. These beautifully designed, marine themed tote bags with key rings will be sold Caribbean wide in the gift shops of Sandals hotel chains under the slogan ‘Healthy seas – Happy people’! The keychains were produced by another group of artisans near the Boscobel fish sanctuary on the north-east coast of Jamaica.

The bags are the first in a series of stylish C-FISH branded products which will boost the income of local artisans and raise money to help maintain the fish sanctuaries. This will done through partner retail outlets such as Sandals, who have agreed to contribute a portion of the sales to the C-FISH Fund, which has been set up to support this cause.

The creators of these bags – Maxine Burte, Jayane Burte, Theresa Noble, Karlene Nelson and Odane Green of Bluefields Bay – were part of a C-FISH Craft Program aimed at improving community craft livelihoods near fish sanctuaries in Jamaica. They received training in product quality and design, start-up material, improved access to market, and benefitted from a C-FISH Craft Coordinator for Bluefields who assisted in teaching them the business side of things.

This Craft Program was made possible under the Caribbean Fish Sanctuaries Partnership (C-FISH) Initiative, and partnerships with the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) and Sandals Foundation who provided extra support and commitment to the C-FISH Initiative and the craft communities.

C-FISH is strengthening community-based fish sanctuaries by providing resources, training and alternative livelihood opportunities in 5 Countries across the Caribbean. The C-FISH Initiative (£2.1 million) is funded by the UK’s Department For International Development (DFID) through the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and is coordinated by The CARIBSAVE Partnership.

C-FISH Countries

  1. Jamaica
  2. Grenada
  3. Saint Lucia
  4. Dominica
  5. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

For more information on project, products and how you can help, please C-Fish.

Credit: C-Fish

ECMMAN project – This is who we are

“This is who we are” by Ambi, J Mouse, Famus and Bridget Barkan from chad harper on Vimeo.

The Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Network (ECMMAN) Project produced a local music video: This Is Who WE ARE by Ambi, J Mouse, Famus and Bridget Barkan for respecting Marine Life across 6 Caribbean Islands. Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Lucia.

NEW GWP-C RESOURCES – IWRM Regional Cooperation Information Products

The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) produced a series of information products to further cooperation in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) among various stakeholders across the region. The information products were produced under GWP-C’s Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP). The products can be accessed on GWP-C’s Water and Climate Knowledge Platform here and includes: A Database … Continue reading

Barrier Reef coral genetically altered in hope of surviving Climate Change

Coral species from different climes being mixed as a form of ‘assisted evolution’ to see if it will help them adapt more quickly to rising sea temperatures. The Australian government’s marine research agency is looking to genetically alter species of coral to help them cope with rising sea temperatures, as new modelling showed the coverage … Continue reading

FAO success stories on climate-smart agriculture

This booklet provides examples of climate-smart systems by showcasing some FAO success stories in various countries. The cases have been selected from the FAO Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Sourcebook launched in 2013 to show the diversity of potential options across different regions and agricultural systems also covering subjects such as biodiversity and gender. Download here How … Continue reading

Event Highlight: Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from March 14 to 18, 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Thousands of participants are expected to attend the event, which is being held under the theme “building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters”. Learn More!

The CUF5 – Call for Papers

The Saint Lucia Institute of Land Use Planners, Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal, Saint Lucia, The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (CNULM), Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT), and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will … Continue reading

Tender Notice for the Supply and Installation of One (1) Photovoltaic System at the Kalinago Carib Reserve Community in Dominica

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received grant funding under financing from the European Union (EU) under contract No. FED/2011/267-392 for the implementation of an action entitled:  Support to the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) under the 10th EDF Intra–African Caribbean Pacific Financial Framework in the Caribbean. The CCCCC intends to utilize part of the proceeds from this grant to award contracts for the Supply and Installation of One (1) Photovoltaic System at the Kalinago Carib Reserve Community in DOMINICA.

Peruse the Procurement Notice and Tender Dossier

Deadline for submission of tenders is at 2:00 p.m. April 30, 2015, Belize time. Any tender received after this deadline will not be considered.

Tender opening session is 2:15 p.m. on April 30, 2015 at the following location:

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
Second Floor Lawrence Nicholas Building
Ring Road,
Belmopan,
Belize

Tenders should be sent to:

Mr. Joseph McGann Programme Manager
EU-GCCA Project
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
Second Floor Lawrence Nicholas Building
Ring Road,
Belmopan,
Belize

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