Recognising the role of healthy ecosystems in helping to build climate and disaster resilience, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is implementing the eighteen-month project “Ecosystem restoration to build Caribbean resilience to climate change” from November 2021 – May 2023.

The overall goal of the project is to build climate and disaster resilience of six high-risk communities in three Caribbean countries – Grenada, Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, though mangrove, upland forest, and post disaster landscape restoration. The focus will be on scaling out ecosystem restoration activities to build local resilience to climate change and related hazards in the target communities. In particular, the project will provide additional technical support and micro-grants to expand and enhance restoration activities being executed by partner civil society organisations (CSOs) in each of the six target communities under the Inter-American Foundation-funded CSOs for Disaster Resilience project also being implemented by CANARI from 2019-2022.

 

The project is supported with a US$65,000 grant from the Natural Infrastructure for Caribbean Resilience (NICaR) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific (OES) Affairs and implemented by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). See here for the project brief.

Highlights

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 Key Activities

  • Technical assessment of CSO sub-projects initiated under the CSOs for Disaster Resilience project to identify follow on actions to enhance or strengthen proposed ecosystem restoration
  • Implementation of a micro-grant facility with sub-awards provided to CSOs to expand and/or improve the design and implementation of their restoration work initiated under the CSOs for Disaster Resilience Project
  • Provision of technical support for CSOs with restoration activities. CSOs will receive technical coaching on restoration and recommendations to address challenges
  • Documentation and knowledge sharing on best practices/guidelines for restoration in the Caribbean

 Expected Outcomes

  • Design of ecosystem restoration activities under the CSOs for Disaster Resilience project enhanced or strengthened.
  • CSOs effectively implement ecosystem restoration activities; target sites show evidence of successful restoration
  • Technical knowledge products generated to guide further restoration work in the Caribbean

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For more information, please contact Candice Ramkissoon, Senior Technical Officer at [email protected]

 

See related work under CANARI’s Resilience Programme