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PRESS RELEASE: CCCCC and USAID successfully conclude US$10 million Climate Change Adaptation Program in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC)

Dr. Kenrick Leslie, first Executive Director of CCCCC, and Mr. Christopher Cushing, Mission Director of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Eastern and Southern Caribbean, at the launch of the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) System, December 2018

November 16, 2020

(CCCCC Press Release 2020/1104)

CCCCC and USAID successfully conclude US$10 million Climate Change Adaptation Program in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC)

(City of Belmopan, Belize) The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre CCCCC) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development’s Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC), will on Wednesday, November 18, bring the curtains down on the Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP) – a four-year initiative that benefited nine States in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.

CCAP strengthened the adaptive capacity of the region to climate variability with a focus on: improved data capacity necessary for decision-making; modeling of adaptive approaches to water scarcity; and building the institutional capability of countries to develop sound proposals to access international climate financing.

Keynote speakers at the virtual closing ceremony are expected to include: Mr. Joaquin Monserrate, Deputy Chief of Mission for U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados; Mr. Mark Cullinane, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana; Her Excellency Karen Williams, US Ambassador to Suriname; a senior representative of the CARICOM Secretariat; and Dr Colin Young, Executive Director of the CCCCC.

Participants at the closing event will also benefit from presentations on the results of the project, featuring short video clips on key accomplishments.

Head of the Programme Development Management Unit (PDMU) at the Centre, Mr. Keith Nichols estimates that 90 participants from across the Caribbean will participate in the event, in what is expected to be “a celebration of the achievements of the project.”

In highlighting the main achievements, Nichols said that the program funded: “equipment for climate information digitization and the establishment of six data nodes; the expansion of the regional modelling and data capture network through the installation of five Coral Reef Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Stations; fifty Automatic Weather Stations (AWS); training in the use of the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL); and the acquisition of an airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system.” According to Nichols, the LiDAR system is critical to supporting advanced bathymetric and topographic data capture across the region.

The beneficiary Member States included Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.

The project was funded by the USAID with a US$10 million grant.

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The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre coordinates the region’s response to climate change. Officially opened in August 2005, the Centre is the key node for information on climate change issues and the region’s response to managing and adapting to climate change. We maintain the Caribbean’s most extensive repository of information and data on climate change specific to the region, which in part enables us to provide climate change-related policy advice and guidelines to CARICOM member states through the CARICOM Secretariat. In this role, the Centre is recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Environment Programme, and other international agencies as the focal point for climate change issues in the Caribbean. The Centre is also a United Nations Institute for Training and Research recognised Centre of Excellence, one of an elite few. Learn more about how we’re working to make the Caribbean more climate resilient by perusing The Implementation Plan.

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Water storage systems commissioned at six schools in Nevis

Press Release

By: (NIA)

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (October 20, 2020) — Onsite water storage tanks and delivery systems were commissioned at six educational institutions on Nevis on October 20, 2020, as part of a water security project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Global Environmental Fund, United Nations Environmental Program, Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).
 
The systems were installed as part of a federal project: “Ensuring Water Security in Vulnerable Schools in St. Kitts and Nevis through onsite Water Storage Capacity.”
 
Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Environment and Water Services in the NIA, officially commissioned the systems during a ceremony at the Charlestown Secondary School, where six 1000-gallon water storage tanks were installed.
 
He said the impact of this project is significant as it would ensure that students, faculty and staff have an uninterrupted supply of safe drinking water at their schools throughout the day, despite any emergency stoppage in the water system.
 
“On several occasions in the past for example, the normal operation of some schools would have been affected by a broken transmission line in their area, or due to unforeseen technical issues developed in the water system. Hence, this project is welcomed and very much appreciated. 
 
“In addition, the storage capacity of 54,000 gallons of water installed and retrofitted at our schools would reduce the strain on our water system as it would promote rain water harvesting which is a water conservation and management approach that have proven to be effective throughout the world,” he said.
 
He said the project is a welcomed addition to the efforts of the NIA to enhance the water system and supply on Nevis.
 
“The project falls within our development plans for the water sector on Nevis. The NIA has established a Water Resource Management Unit that will work with various stakeholders including the Nevis Water Department and the schools to manage our water resources in an integrated way which involve activities such as promoting public awareness and information, encourage water conservation techniques, rain water harvesting and water storage, and assist in policy formulation emerging from data collection and analysis.”
 
Mr. Kevin Barrett, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education on Nevis expressed gratitude for the timely project, on behalf of Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the NIA.
 
“I cannot emphasise enough how much a project such as this to the Ministry of Education, and more particularly our schools. It is not only a timely project, it is also a very necessary project…A big thank you has to be to be given to the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre…and also USAID, for not only providing the financing for such a needed project but also for seeing just how important water is to the proper and efficient functioning of our schools,” he said.
 
Ms. Cheryl Jeffers, Conservation Officer in the Department of Environment in St. Kitts, informed that 12 schools on St. Kitts were also outfitted with similar systems.
 
She said as the region is projected to get drier due to climate change. Building resilience is of utmost importance, therefore, the project catered for retrofitting systems and installing pumping systems where possible, and the installation of new storage tanks at some institutions.
 
The recipient schools on Nevis are the Charlestown Pre, Charlestown Primary, St. James’ Primary, Ivor Walters Primary, Cecele Browne Integrated, and Charlestown Secondary schools.
 
Mr. Denison Paul of WaterWorks Solutions oversaw the installation of the water storage and distribution systems. 
 
The overall budget for the project was approximately EC$490,566, of which $215,947 was allocated for Nevis. The project was a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Environment in St. Kitts and Nevis; as well as the Nevis Disaster Management Department, Public Works Department, and Ministry of Education in Nevis. 

Source: SKN Vibes

Clarifications: Invitation To Bid: Works – Retrofitting Existing Cisterns And Installing Water Storage Tanks At Educational Institutions, St. Kitts & Nevis

Kindly see below the Corrigendum document for the invitation to bid stated above. Peruse original post here.

Invitation to Bid: Works – Retrofitting Existing Cisterns and Installing Water Storage Tanks at Educational Institutions, St. Kitts & Nevis

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from the USAID, toward the cost of USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the Project: Ensuring Water Security in Vulnerable Schools in St. Kitts & Nevis through onsite water storage capacity though the provision of  water tanks.

The works consist of retrofitting existing cisterns and installing water storage tanks at educational institutions in St. Kitts & Nevis. These institutions include nurseries, day care centers, primary and secondary schools. Existing systems will be retrofitted, and pumping systems installed. In other cases, new storage tanks will be installed along with pumps, electrical, plumbing systems and housing for equipment. The HPDE water tanks will be provided to the contractor.

Eligible bidders are invited to peruse the Invitation to Bid and bidding documents below:

The deadline for submission of electronic Bids is 2:00 PM Belize time (GMT-6) on Monday 10th August 2020. The Centre’s electronic-procurement system shall be used to manage the submission, withdrawal, substitution, or modification of Bids. Bidders are invited to register at www.caribbeanclimate.bz/bid-submission.

The Centre is not bound to accept any Bids received and may cancel the procurement process at any time prior to the award of contract without liability.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION: Refurbishment of Top Well and Bottom Well – Union Island, SVG; Contract Number: Contract#66/2020/USAID-CCAP/SVG/CCCCC

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from the USAID, toward the cost of USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the “Refurbishment of Top Well and Bottom Well – Union Island, SVG.

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre now invites bids for the Refurbishment of Top Well and Bottom Well – Union Island, SVGBecause of the demand for water for all its wide range of purposes, these two wells have been in constant use and have suffered deterioration.  This assignment involves the refurbishment of the wells including the purchasing of materials, concrete works on the walls and security walls, installation of gates and purchase and installation of a solar submersible pump systems.

Eligible Bidders are invited to peruse the following biding documents: The deadline for submission of electronic proposals, mail to: procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz and addressed to the Executive Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, is:  on/or before Friday July 17th 2020 by 2 PM Belize Time (GMT-6).

Response to Queries: REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS: Supply Of Water Tanks To St Vincent & The Grenadines

Kindly peruse the Response to Queries for the above Request for quotations here.

 

For further details, peruse the official Request for Quotations here.

Response to Queries- REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS: Supply Of Water Tanks To St KITTS & NEVIS

Kindly peruse the Response to Queries for the above Request for quotations here.

For further details, peruse the official Request for Quotations here.

Request for Expression of Interest/Proposals: Consultancy Services for Building Awareness on the Issues of Water Security and Climate Change on Union Island, Mayreau and Canouan of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from the USAID, toward the cost of Climate Change Adaptation Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the Project: Adapting to the Effects of Drought through increasing water storage capacity to address climate change on Union Island, Mayreau and Canouan of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Eligible bidders are invited to peruse the Request for EOIs/PROPOSALS: The deadline for submission of electronic EOIs is 2:00 PM Belize time (GMT-6) on on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6), Tuesday 30 June, 2020 to the email address procurement@carribeanclimate.bz. Consultants will be selected through the fixed budget procurement procedure. The maximum budget available for this consultancy is USD13,000. The Centre is not bound to accept any Bids received and may cancel the procurement process at any time prior to the award of contract without liability.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS: Supply of Water Tanks to St KITTS & NEVIS

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from the USAID, toward the cost of USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the Project: Ensuring Water Security in Vulnerable Schools in St. Kitts & Nevis through onsite water storage capacitythough the provision of  water tanks.

Eligible bidders are invited to peruse the Request for Quotations. The deadline for submission of electronic EOIs is 2:00 PM Belize time (GMT-6) on Tuesday 30th June, 2020 to the email address procurement@carribeanclimate.bz.

The Centre is not bound to accept any Bids received and may cancel the procurement process at any time prior to the award of contract without liability.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS: Supply of Water Tanks to St Vincent & the Grenadines

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from the USAID, toward the cost of USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the Adapting to the Effects of Drought through increasing water storage capacity to address climate change on Union Island, Mayreau and Canouan of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines through the provision of 178  household and community water tanks.

Eligible bidders are invited to peruse the Request for Quotations. The deadline for submission of electronic EOIs is 2:00 PM Belize time (GMT-6) on Tuesday 30th June, 2020 to the email address procurement@carribeanclimate.bz.

The Centre is not bound to accept any Bids received and may cancel the procurement process at any time prior to the award of contract without liability.

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