Description of project:

The Soufriere-Scotts Head-Gallion area has many diverse activities taking place- agriculture, forestry, fishing, diving, etc.  It is also the home of the Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve (SSMR).  Spatial planning is required to improve resilience to climate change and extreme events.  CANARI is facilitating engagement of key stakeholders in building a model of the Soufriere-Scotts Head-Gallion area incorporating scientific, local and traditional knowledge on resources, land uses, impacts of climate change and extreme events (including on economic activity), and existing and potential resilience building measures.  The completed model will be used to facilitate participatory analysis of management recommendations for the Soufriere-Scotts Head-Gallion area to improve resilience to climate change and extreme events.  This project is part of the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions-Programme (CATS), through its component “Adaptation of Rural Economies and Natural Resources to Climate Change (focus Agriculture, Forestry, Water Management)”.  It is funded by The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.  Special thanks to the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine for printing the base maps at no cost and the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service for providing resources towards the development of the model base map.

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For more information, contact Keisha Sandy, Technical Officer [email protected]

See related work under CANARI’s Coastal and Marine Livelihoods and GovernanceForest, Livelihoods and GovernanceClimate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Capacity building programmes.