Enhancing civil society’s leadership and capacity to build climate resilience is critical. Civil society organisations (CSOs) are well positioned to lead “bottom up” approaches to reduce vulnerability and build the climate resilience of at-risk communities and their livelihoods across the Caribbean. However, they currently have limited access to and engagement in climate finance and decision-making processes nationally and regionally.
The project, Enhancing Caribbean Civil Society’s Access and Readiness for Climate Finance, seeks to address this gap and promote civil society leadership. It is being implemented from January 2020 to January 2022 in collaboration with national designated authorities and leading national and regional CSOs from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States, including Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Suriname. The lead national designated authority for the project is the Climate Change Division – Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation in Jamaica. CANARI is the implementing entity and delivery partner for the project. The project is funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme with a grant of US$1,296,958. See here for more details.
To enhance civil society’s capacity, including knowledge, skills and organisational structures, and the enabling external institutions to improve access to climate financing and delivery of climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Caribbean.
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