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Thematic group on climate change, disaster risk and natural resource management. Progress report


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Presentación (inglés) de Lystra Fletcher-Paul (FAO) en el marco del Eleventh regional planners forum on agriculture and Symposium on innovation systems for sustainable agriculture and rural development, realizado en Barbados del 13 al 15 de septiembre de 2017.

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Thematic group on climate change, disaster risk and natural resource management. Progress report

  1. 1. PROGRESS REPORT THEMATIC GROUP ON CLIMATE CHANGE, DISASTER RISK AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Regional Planners’ Forum 14 - 15th SEPTEMBER 2017 Lystra Fletcher-Paul (FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean) Lead Coordinating Agency Representative-Technical Head of Thematic Group
  2. 2.  Overview and Objectives  Priority Areas  Results achieved to date  Challenges OUTLINE
  3. 3.  An amalgamation of the former TMACs for Land and Water Management and Disaster Risk Management  Members: FAO, CDEMA, 5Cs, CIMH, CS, IICA, CARDI, CaFaN, OECS Secretariat, CABA, CRFM  Have met 9 times over the past 3 years (4 face-to-face)  Core role:  Information management and coordination  Advocacy  Specialist knowledge/services OVERVIEW
  4. 4. Overall Objective: To implement measures to remove the constraints and improve coordination and harmonization of work programmes related to Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Natural Resource Management which affect regional agriculture. OBJECTIVES
  5. 5.  Institutional Strengthening  Increased and sustained knowledge management  Improved integration of DRM in the agriculture sector  Strengthened Community Resilience – Early Warning Systems  Strengthening Community Resilience – Climate Smart Agriculture Priority Areas
  7. 7.  MoAs/stakeholders of 9/10 member states better able to integrate gender considerations into disaster planning (FAO)  MoAs/stakeholders of 10/11 member states now aware of the GCF opportunities for the agriculture sector and more knowledgeable on how to access resources (FAO)  Assistance provided to Guyana, Dominica and Haiti to prepare proposals for GCF (FAO)  CCORAL Tool training – 2 countries (Grenada and St Kitts fully adopted) (5Cs, CRFM) Institutional Strengthening
  8. 8.  Webinars on climate smart agriculture held (IICA)  Caribbean Agro meteorology Society launched and first training webinar held (CIMH)  Caribbean Risk Information System portal set up and available on CDEMA website (CDEMA, CIMH)  Widening of data network through increased meteorological stations (CIMH) Increased and sustained knowledge management
  9. 9.  ADRM plans completed for 3 countries and being implemented (FAO)  Quarterly precipitation outlook and drought monitoring (CIMH)  National drought management plans in 4 OECS countries (CIMH) Improved integration of DRM into the agriculture sector
  10. 10. Strengthened Community Resilience EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS  Project initiated on setting up ICT based early warning system for fisheries sector in Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (CRFM) CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE  Building resilient agriculture systems in various countries including Haiti (FAO)
  11. 11.  Lack of resources – both human and financial  Weak intersectoral linkages  CC and DRM is not sufficiently mainstreamed into the work programmes  Data and information  Dearth  relevant data sources dispersed among national institutions  little coordination Challenges
  12. 12. Thank you!