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Presentation on GWP's Goal 1

  1. 1. GWP GOAL 1: Catalyse Change in Policy and Practice Presentation by: Wayne Joseph , Regional Coordinator-GWP-Caribbean Meeting : GWP Regional Days and Consulting Partners Meeting Venue : Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Date: June 23rd 2014 CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH PARTNERS AND ALLIES
  2. 2. Background of the Global Water Partnership- Caribbean GLOBAL WATER PARTNERSHIP- Caribbean was established ten years Ago (2004) in Tobago Country Water Partnerships: There are no Country Water Partnerships as yet in the Caribbean, we are working towards Country Water Partnerships in Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. However, GWP works with Partner Organizations in: Anguilla, Aruba, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada Commonwealth of Dominica, Cuba, Dominican Republic Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines Suriname, The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, United States of America Partners: The Partnership is growing steadily and to date there are 87 Partners Host Organisation: National Institue of Higher Learning Science And Technology (NIHERST) and our Office is located at # 8 Serpentine Road,
  3. 3. What is a Partnership ? • A handshake, not a handout. • A written agreement between the parties. • An agreement that outlines the parties' mutual interest in, mutual benefits from, or mutually desired goals of a common objective related to the agreed mission • An agreement with appropriate legal authority. • An agreement that involves voluntary participation. Consistent with the partners' plans, policies, and priorities. • An agreement that demonstrates real benefits to the public. • Wholly owned by each partner organization. • An agreement that has a realistic timeframe with sufficient lead time to acquire funding, materials and necessary approvals.
  4. 4. Tools for Successful Partnerships: • Training • Publications • Awards • Briefings • Success Stories • Sample Model Partnership Agreements
  5. 5. GWP-C is ALL about Partnerships - GWP-C has been working with Regional Organisations as Allies since its inception The major organisations and institutions are: - Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) - Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI/CARPHA) - United Nations Environmental Programme(UNEP) - University of the West Indies (UWI)
  6. 6. GWP-C is ALL about Partnerships - TRULY a Network of collaborating Partners and Allies - Incudes Private Sector partners which is important for sustainability - Currently Executing a water climate and development programme (WACDEP) in partnership with Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre ( CCCCC), Climate and Development Knowledge (CDKN) - In support of Implementation plan for Caricom Regional Framework for Achieving development resilient to Climate Change- Recently hosted together with United Nations Development Programme, Caribbean Regional Coordinating Unit (UNEP – CAR /RCU) and the Global Environmental Facilty’s Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater (GEF –CReW) a Partners Meeting in Barbados – April 2014
  7. 7. GWP-C is ALL about Partnerships During this Regional Days and CP meeting as a side meeting GWP-C has organized an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Workshop Invitees to the meeting are : Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Inter-American Developmental (IADB) Caribbean Public Health Association (CARPHA) Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Water Resources Agency (WRA) Jamaica Water Resources Agency (WRA) Trinidad Barbados Water Authority (BWA) University of The West Indies – CENTRE FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (UWI – CERMES) UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (USF) GLOBAL WATER PARTNERSHIP ORGANISATION) GWPO CARIBBEAN WATER AND SEWERAGE ASSOCIATION (CAWASA)
  8. 8. Regional Coordination for WACDEP Package 1 - Partnering with Water Resources Management Association (WRMA) in Jamaica to update their Water Policy with emphasis on IWRM and Climate Resilience. - Partnering with Antigua Public Utilities Association (APUA) incorporate Climate Resilience in their Water Policy - Partnering with Water Resources Management Association (WRMA) in St Lucia for changes to include Climate Resilience in their Water Polices - Partnering with CAPNET to develop training materials on IWRM as a tool for Climate Change adaptation
  9. 9. BUILDING ON ACTIVITIES AND WORK PROGRAMMES of Many AGENCIES DURING WACDEP 2014 - Use Advantage of Partnership harnessing joint expertise and Strengths in the region - Improvement in Capacity Development eg. Launching of Publication on Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change: A sourcebook for the Caribbean Water Sector - Good Example of Partnership of GWP-C (with expertise in IWRM), CCCCC and Climate and Development Knowledge Network ( CDKN )with experience in Climate Resilience - Gook Example of support from other Regional Partners APUA, WRMA and Caribbean Water and Sewerage Association Inc. (CAWASA)
  10. 10. ACHIEVEMENTS - Co - Hosting with CWWA the High Level Session (HLS) of Caribbean Water Ministers for the last ten (10) years - Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU ) with CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) IN JULY OF 2013 - Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the CARIBBEAN WATER AND WASTEWATER ASSOCIATION (CWWA) AT GWP-C AGM Meeting on 29th June) - Launching of publication on Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change: A Sourcebook for the Caribbean Water Sector together with four (4) Information Briefs with Key Messages - Launching of an IWRM Paper at this meeting - Launching of Two (2) Rainwater Harvesting Briefs at this meeting
  11. 11. Partnerships in Reality THANK YOU ACIEVING GOAL 1: CATALYSE CHANGE IN POLICY AND PRACTICE THROUGH PARTNERING

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