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CCRIF Scholarship Programme
Provides scholarships to individuals to pursue a masters degree in hazard/disaster related disciplines at Caribbean universities (other than UWI) as well as institutions the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Deadline: June 2 2019.
CCRIF-UWI Scholarship Programme
Provides scholarships to students at UWI for undergraduate and post-graduate study in fields such as natural resource management, climate change, meteorology, geography/geology and civil/environmental engineering. Deadline: June 2 2019 http://www.ccrif.org/content/programmes/ccrif-uwi-scholarship
Regional Internship Programme
Provides opportunities for university graduates who have specialized in the areas of disaster risk management, environmental management, actuarial science, geography, climate studies and other similar areas to be assigned to national and regional organizations for practical work assignments. Deadline June 2 2019.
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RE-TENDER: “Supply and Delivery of One (1) Right-Hand Drive Electric Bus, Two (2) Charging Stations and Related Services for the Federation of Saint Kitts & Nevis”
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (“the Centre) has RE-ISSUED the Invitation for electronic bids for the: “Supply and Delivery of One (1) Right-Hand Drive Electric Bus, Two (2) Charging Stations and Related Services for the Federation of Saint Kitts & Nevis”.
Bids must be submitted on or before 2:00 p.m. (GMT- 6) on Thursday April 25th 2019.
March 20, 2019; Belmopan, Belize. – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hosted a meeting on March 18, at its office in Belmopan, Belize; with the Cuban Ambassador to Belize, Her Excellency Mrs. Lissette Pérez; and representatives from the Government of Belize’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Sustainable Development, the Environment, Climate Change and Solid Waste Management Authority, to discuss the Coastal Erosion Assessment conducted by two Cuban Coastal Erosion Specialists.
“We want to formalize and solidify the relationship between Belize and Cuba. Belize acknowledges that Cuba has the know-how and technical capacity to best guide and advise Belize on these issues as we aim to build our national capacity for the sustainability of these initiatives”
Dr. Lennox Gladden, Chief Climate Change Officer of the National Climate Change Office.
On March 13 and 14, 2019, the specialists, Dr. José Luis Juanes and MSc. Miguel Izquierdo from Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) also visited the coastal town of Dangriga and Hopkins, a community within its environs to identify the various natural and human factors affecting coastal erosion there.
Beach scarp, dead trees, exposed roots, waves reaching building foundations and some inefficiency coastal protection structures, demonstrate the extent of erosion in Dangriga-Hopkins. Locals estimate that the shoreline has receded by 20 to 25 feet in the last 5 years.
In an effort to stabilize the coastline, the experts discussed possible measures and solutions. Dr. Juanes and Mr. Izquierdo recommended three areas of focus, namely: research, legal direction to define and regulate the coastal zone and the deployment of adequate engineering.
Dr. Percival Cho, Chief Executive Officer noteded: “It is important to structure Belize’s regulatory framework to better govern the development of our beaches.”Her Excellency Mrs. Pérez expressed interest in the actions, best practices and sustainable adaptation initiatives that Belize could undertake to mitigate the damages.
The meeting concluded on the promise of further collaboration between Cuba and Belize to address the issues of coastal erosion and vulnerability as well as other related areas.
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and its partner the Meteorological Institute (INSMET) in Cuba, conducted a series of training workshops between February 11 and March 14, 2019 to assist Belize with its National Communication to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) .
The trainings which culminated with a ‘Gender and Communication’ workshop, were held in collaboration with the National Climate Change Office (NCCO) from Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration in Belize and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) .
Gender and Communication
The two-day ‘Gender and Communication’ workshop was held from March 13 to 14, at the National Trade Show Grounds’ Agriculture Conference room in Belmopan City. It was facilitated by Mrs. Martha Fernandez, Information and Communication Specialist of the Cuban Institute of Marine Sciences (ICIMAR), and Dr. Elizabeth Miranda, Senior Professor in the Latin American Faculty for Social Sciences (FLACSO), University of Havana. The workshop aimed to build the capacity of Technical Officers from the sectors involved in the 4th National Communication by looking at the various gender integrated approaches, communication strategies and communicative products that were utilized by Cuba’s Third National Communication that can be taken into account for Belize’s National Communication.
Climate Modelling Consultation Meetings for Agriculture, Water, Coastal Zone and Fisheries Sectors
Climate Modelling consultation and meetings were also held with officers in the agriculture, water, coastal zone and fisheries departments of the Belize government. These meetings were held by the Centre in partnership with the Cuban Institute of Meteorology (INSMET), the National Climate Change Office (NCCO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ran from February 26 to March 1, 2019.
The meetings which were held in the Centre’s training room focused on determining the climate modelling data needs for key sectors such as the Water, Agriculture, Coastal Zone and Fisheries sectors to produce sector-specific climate impact maps.
These sectors will be investigated as part of Belize’s Sector-Based Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment which is to be conducted under Belize’s Fourth National Communication and First Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC Project which is being implemented by the NCCO. The sessions, included consultation with stakeholders and personnel within a sector.
A subsequent meeting was held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the NEMO conference room in Belmopan to build Belize’s capacity and increase the country’s knowledge about climate change to build resilience.
Dr. Arnoldo Bezamilla Morlot and Dr. Abel Centella from INSMET, Cuba shared the climate models they developed for the fisheries, water, coastal zone and agriculture sectors based on the previous planning sessions. The meeting concluded with review, feedback and discussion of the outputs of the climate modelling exercise.
4th National Communication Workshop
On February 20, 2019, a “National Communication Partnership Workshop” facilitated by Dr. Eduardo Planos, Director for Cuba’s 3rd National Communication, from INSMET and Dr. Abel Centella, Director of INSMET, was held at the George Price Center for Peace and Development in Belmopan City.
The workshop was intended to build the capacity of technical officers from the various relevant Government Ministries and Departments in the area of coastal zone and sea level by focusing on measurement tools, statistical analysis and modelling methods, and community engagement. The workshop was carried out as part of the Fourth National Communication and First Biennial Update Report Project to the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which is being implemented by the National Climate Change Office (NCCO) to supplement existing national activities geared towards building Belize’s Climate Resilience.
The workshop was attended by 14 representatives from Institutions including the National Meteorology Service, National Climate Change Office, CCCCC, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Ministry of Public Works, National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), Fisheries Department and National Hydrological Service (NHS).
Coastal Zone, Sea Level Rise, and Related Processes Capacity Building Workshop
The four-day capacity building “Coastal Zone, Sea Level Rise, and Related Processes” workshop facilitated by Dr. Marcelino Hernández Gonzalez, Cuban Coastal Zone Expert, was held during the period of February 11 – 14 , 2019, at the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute’s Conference Room in Belize City. It was made possible through the collaboration of the Centre, NCCO, UNDP and Cuba’s Institute for Marine Sciences (ICIMAR). The purpose of the workshop was to build the capacity of technical officers from the various relevant Government Ministries and Departments on the area of coastal zone and sea level by focusing on measurement tools, statistical analysis and modelling methods, and community engagement. The workshop was carried out as part of the Fourth National Communication and First Biennial Update Report Project to the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which is being implemented by the National Climate Change Office (NCCO) to supplement existing national activities geared towards building Belize Climate Resilience.
For more information about the training workshops, contact: Mr. Ahnivar Peralta at email@example.com.
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from Green Climate Fund (GCF), toward the cost of the project titled “Belize GCF Readiness 2(Building Capacity for Direct Access to Climate Finance)” and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the contracting of a (1) National GCF Coordinator and (2) a Technical Officer. The CCCCC now invites eligible Consultants to express their interest in providing the Services.
Download the folders for the following:
All suitably qualified persons are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) covering the points outlined in the TOR and accompanied by the following application documents:
- Letter of motivation outlining motivation and how your experience, skills, qualifications and professional networks fit with the required job description.
- Curriculum vitae or Résumé with full details of experience, achievements, qualifications and names
- Contact details of three (3) references
The deadline for the submission of EOI’s is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6), Friday 15 March 2019.
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST- DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION (DFC): CONSULTANCY TO STRENGTHEN CAPACITY IN DUE DILIGENCE FOR CLIMATE RISK ASSESSMENT OF SUB PROJECTS.
The Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has embarked a bold Strategic Development Plan – “Strategy 2021: Building resilience against Climate Change and Economic Volatility”. A strategic priority of the plan is building resilience to the effects of climate change, and to ensure that consideration of climate change risks is reflected throughout DFC’s lending operations. Within this context, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved a technical assistance grant to integrate appropriate climate risk assessment provisions into DFC’s investment policies and procedures, and to strengthen staff skills in order to improve the Corporation’s overall due diligence process in its credit function to ensure the sustainability of its operations.
DFC now wishes to procure consultancy services to strengthen its capacity in due diligence for climate risk assessment of financed sub projects (credit lines). The overall objective of the technical assistance is to improve the institutional capacity of DFC to assess and manage climate risks in its credit delivery and administration processes. The detailed Terms of Reference for this consultancy can be viewed on the DFC’s Website at www.dfcbelize.org
DFC now invites interested eligible individual consultants (or groups) to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services. Consultants must be from member countries of CDB. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest. Consultants will be selected in accordance with CDB’s procurement guidelines.
Principal qualifications and experience required to conduct the assignment include:
The following requisite qualifications and experience are required:
- master’s degree qualifications in Climate Risk Assessment, Environmental/ Disaster Risk Assessment or a related field;
- a minimum of 5 years working experience in the areas of climate vulnerability and risk assessments; and
- Experience with training adults for professional development;
- Experience in the implementation of similar projects would be an asset. Specific experience in the Caribbean context is desirable; and
- Resources with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
All information must be submitted in English. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a sealed envelope to the DFC Headquarters at the address listed below no later than 16:00 hours on March 1, 2019. Sealed envelopes containing the submission should include the name and address of the applicant or applicants and should be clearly marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST– CONSULTANCY TO STRENGTHEN DFC CAPACITY IN DUE DILIGENCE FOR CLIMATE RISK ASSESSMENT OF SUB PROJECTS.
DFC reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. The DFC will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.
Applicants will be advised in due course of the results of their application.
The Chief Strategist/ Climate Champion.
Development Finance Corporation
P. O Box 40
City of Belmopan
Belize, C. A.
Tel: 1 (501) 822 – 2235/60
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Feasibility Study of the Investment Proposal – Arundo donax Renewable Bio-mass Fuel for Belize, Contract#07/2019/GCF/Belize/CCCCC
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the purpose of implementing the project “Arundo Donax Renewable Bio-Mass Fuel for Belize” and intends to apply a part of the proceeds towards payments for the Contract “Feasibility Study of the Investment Proposal – Arundo donax Renewable Bio-mass Fuel for Belize”. Peruse the following official documents:
- Request for Proposal – Feasibility Study – Arundo donax
- Terms of Reference – Arundo Donax Feasibility Study
The CCCCC now invites consultants to submit proposals to provide services for the same. Deadline for the submission of proposals on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6), Friday 1 March 2019
Request for Proposals: Background Study to Inform the Preparation of a Simplified Approval Process (SAP) Funding Proposal – Dominica
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has receivedfinancing from the United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean’s (USAID/ESC) for implementation of the project Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID- CCAP) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under a Contract for the “Background Study to Inform the Preparation of a Simplified Approval Process (SAP) Funding Proposal – Dominica”.
The CCCCC now invites consultants to submit proposals to provide services for the same.
Deadline for the submission of proposals on or before 2:00 p.m. (GMT- 6) Friday, February 22, 2019.
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is inviting Expressions of Interest from Individual Consultants for the position of National Project Coordinator. This is a long term consultancy to support the implementation of the “Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados) Project”.
Expressions of interest must be delivered electronically by 10:00 am Belize time (GMT-6) on Monday February 4th 2019 to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The Request for Expressions of Interest and related Terms of Reference could be accessed here.