Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Latin America and the Caribbean
Newsletter ISDR Inform - Latin America and the Caribbean
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Preparedness to Climate Variability and Global Change in Small Island
Developing States, Caribbean Region (SIDS-CARIBBEAN Project)
As a part of Finlands international development co-operation, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland finances a three-year meteorological project in the Caribbean region. Preparedness to Climate Variability and Global Change in Small Island Developing States, Caribbean Region (SIDS-CARIBBEAN) project will be implemented during 2001-2003 by World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Geographically the project covers the following countries: Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Lucia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Christopher and Nevis, Anguilla, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas and Netherlands Antilles.
The overall objective of the SIDS-CARIBBEAN project is to provide tools for better planning for sustainable development in the Caribbean region. This is to be done by strengthening the National Meteorological Services (NMSs) in the region so that they will be capable to provide the information needed for planning purposes in national and international levels, and the information and expertise needed in order to make the countries capable to fulfil their international commitments such as Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) etc.
The project purpose is to develop better meteorological and climatological knowledge in the project countries. Improved capacities will benefit not only the project countries but also all the Caribbean region as a whole. The project purpose is to be reached by implementing six intervention components. These components are the following:
The project office is located at the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology in Barbados.
For more information,
Mr. Steve POLLONAIS,
Project Team Leader (PTL) SIDS-Caribbean project