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Message from the Executive Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre to Our Partners and Stakeholders

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Sampling being conducted under the Arundo donax Alternative Energy Project

On Tuesday, March 10, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) carried out destructive sampling on samples of the Arundo donax at their Central Farm Facilities, in Cayo, Belize. Here members of the CARDI and Belize’s Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI) teams check cuttings from the Arundo donax, also known as ‘wild cane’ for signs of germination.

Both CARDI and SIRDI are working with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), to research the germination and growth rates in two varieties of wild grasses under the Arundo donax Alternative Energy Project. The Centre is investigating the plant for its suitability as an alternative or supplementary fuel to bagasse for electricity co-generation. The Centre is working with the Green Climate Fund, CARDI and the local sugar industry on this the final stages of the Project.

CARDI and SIRDI are also looking to find the best planting and cultivating conditions for commercial quantities of the grasses. If current studies are favourable, the Project aims to introduce the Arundo donax as a new high energy crop for cultivation as a supplementary fuel for the generation of electricity in Belize. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting Project.

CLARIFICATION #6: ITB No: #13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC – Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems

Invitation for Bids: “Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems and other Components for specified Barbados Water Authority Pumping Stations”:

Ref: ICB No. Contract # 13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC: Response #6 to Additional Queries Raised

We write with reference to paragraph 7.1 of the Instructions to Bidders (ITB) that addresses the subject of ‘Clarification of Bidding Documents’. In accordance with paragraph 7.1 of the ITB, a Bidder requiring any clarification of the Bidding Document shall contact the Centre (the Employer) in writing or raise enquiries during the pre-Bid meeting. The Centre / Employer shall: (i) respond in writing, provided the clarification is requested prior to the deadline for clarification and (ii) forward its response to all potential bidders who acquired the Bidding Document. The Centre / Employer is also required to include in the response a description of the inquiry without identifying its source.

Peruse the additional queries received to date and Centre’s responses as follows:

For more information, see:

The deadline for submission of Bids is Tuesday, March 31st 2020 at 10:00 AM (Barbados Time which is GMT-4).

Request for Expressions of Interest – Strategy Framework Consultancy

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre is seeking the services of a Consulting Firm for a Strategy Framework Consultancy that aims to produce the following outputs:

  1. Institutional Assessment / Capacity Development Plan;
  2. Strategic and Implementation Plan;
  3. Resource Mobilization Plan; and
  4. Communication Strategy.

Peruse the official Request for Expressions of Interest and its associated Terms of Reference containing additional instructions and information.

Interested Firms are invited to submit their Expression of Interest no later than 10:00 AM Belize time (GMT-6) on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 to the email address procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz.

Community Multi-purpose Emergency Center (CMEC) nearing completion

Cayo North Resource and Resilience Center

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC/5Cs) is putting the final touches on the Cayo North Resource and Resilience Centre in San Ignacio, Cayo, one of eight country projects being implemented by the Centre under an Agreement between the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) and Participating Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member Countries. The building is over 14,800 square feet and has space for offices and recreational activities. Once the project is complete, the building will be fully self-sufficient serve as both a Community Centre and Emergency Shelter.  Stay tuned for more information.

CLARIFICATION #5: ITB No: #13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC – Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems

Invitation for Bids: “Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems and other Components for specified Barbados Water Authority Pumping Stations”:

Ref: ICB No. Contract # 13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC: Response #5 to Additional Queries Raised

We write with reference to paragraph 7.1 of the Instructions to Bidders (ITB) that addresses the subject of ‘Clarification of Bidding Documents’. In accordance with paragraph 7.1 of the ITB, a Bidder requiring any clarification of the Bidding Document shall contact the Centre (the Employer) in writing or raise enquiries during the pre-Bid meeting. The Centre / Employer shall: (i) respond in writing, provided the clarification is requested prior to the deadline for clarification and (ii) forward its response to all potential bidders who acquired the Bidding Document. The Centre / Employer is also required to include in the response a description of the inquiry without identifying its source.

Peruse the additional queries received to date and Centre’s responses as follows:

For more information, see:

The deadline for submission of Bids is Tuesday, March 31st 2020 at 10:00 AM (Barbados Time which is GMT-4).

Vacancy – Data Consultant, Antigua and Barbuda

Job Title: Data Consultant
Type of Contract: Individual Consultant
Project Title: Capacity Building for Improved Transparency on Climate Actions through an Environment Registry in Antigua and Barbuda (CBIT)
Contracting Authority: Department of Environment
Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment
Duration: 12 months
Location: Antigua and Barbuda
Date of Issue: 6th March 2020
Application Deadline: 27th March 2020
To Apply: Peruse the official Terms of Reference for a Data Consultant, CBIT

Individual consultants are invited to apply for this opportunity. Please email the Procurement Officer at DOE@ab.gov.ag and copied to antiguaenvironmentdivision@gmail.com  the following:

 

Request for Consultancy Services

 

•               Cover letter

•               Curriculum Vitae

•               Contact information for three (3) references

 

Please use email subject line: “Application for the CBIT Data Consultant”.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The DOE provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The DOE also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programmes.

Vacancy – GWP-C Consultancy for Flood Risk Assessment in the Dominican Republic

GWP-C is seeking a Consultant to:

  • Develop a technical analysis to address additional climate risks that were not included in the first Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) submitted by the Dominican Republic to inform the second NDC submission in 2020.
  • Generate climate projections for localised increased intense rainfall.
  • Produce estimates of increased risk of flooding in major riverine valleys and large human settlements.
  • Assess threats of landslides on steep slopes and establish projections of affected households and loss of livelihoods.
The Terms of Reference for the consultancy and all application details are attached or can be found here: https://bit.ly/2wyixgQ.Interested applicants are kindly asked to send a technical and financial proposal for the services required to gwp@gwp.org with a copy to simone.lewis@gwp-caribbean.org by Monday 6th April, 2020. The financial proposal should include all financial costs to be borne by the consultant / firm for undertaking the assignment. ONLY proposals under consideration will be contacted.

CLARIFICATION #3 and #4: ITB No: #13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC – Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems

Invitation for Bids: “Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems and other Components for specified Barbados Water Authority Pumping Stations”:

Ref: ICB No. Contract # 13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC: Response #3 and #4 to Additional Queries Raised

We write with reference to paragraph 7.1 of the Instructions to Bidders (ITB) that addresses the subject of ‘Clarification of Bidding Documents’. In accordance with paragraph 7.1 of the ITB, a Bidder requiring any clarification of the Bidding Document shall contact the Centre (the Employer) in writing or raise enquiries during the pre-Bid meeting. The Centre / Employer shall: (i) respond in writing, provided the clarification is requested prior to the deadline for clarification and (ii) forward its response to all potential bidders who acquired the Bidding Document. The Centre / Employer is also required to include in the response a description of the inquiry without identifying its source.

Peruse the additional queries received to date and Centre’s responses as follows:

For more information, see:

The deadline for submission of Bids is Tuesday, March 31st 2020 at 10:00 AM (Barbados Time which is GMT-4).

GWP-C World Water Day 2020 Photo Contest

The United Nations World Water Day (WWD) is observed annually on March 22nd. This year’s theme is: Water and Climate Change. One of the ways the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) will be commemorating the Day, is through the launch of its WWD Photo Contest.
Efficient use of water can help fight climate change! One simple step you can take immediately to make a difference is to #CareForWater.

Send us a photo with caption, taken in the Caribbean that depicts “Taking good care of water.” Be as innovative and creative as possible!

The winner gets a US$100 Amazon Gift Card. Submit your photo with caption (one line) to gwp.caribbean@gmail.com. Include the name of the Caribbean country in which the photo was taken. The competition deadline is March 22nd, 2020 at midnight (AST).

Contest Rules

  • Anyone can enter!
  • Participants can enter a maximum of three (3) times.
  • Photos must have been taken in a Caribbean country.
  • Photos submitted must be the work of entrants.
  • Photos submitted must be of a high resolution (minimum 300 dpi).

Photos will be judged based on:

– Photo Quality

– Originality & Creativity

– Relevance and Understanding of “Taking good care of water”

All photos submitted will be free to use by GWP-C in its publications and online media with the relevant photo credits given.

The winner of the Photo Contest will be announced on Thursday, March 26th, 2020. Download Contest flyer here.

For more information, see https://www.gwp.org/en/GWP-Caribbean/WE-ACT/news-page/News-and-Activities/gwp-c-wwd-2020-photo-contest/

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