Over 150 Kalinago residents will participate in tonight’s ‘climate resilience’ discussion under the UNDP’s EnGenDER OCF Project.
The week of consultations will highlight discussions on agriculture and fisheries development while focusing on mechanisms that will enable the Kalinago people to better cope with climate change and its impact on their livelihoods.
EnGenDER’s OCF is directly aligned with Dominica’s vision of becoming climate resilient, specifically as it relates to diversifying the economy to enable it to withstand climate impacts, social protection and poverty reduction, environmental management, cultural preservation, and overall sustained growth that is inclusive, ensuring no one is left behind.
Head of the UNDP Dominica Project Office, Luis Francisco Thais Santa Cruz says, while the consultations taking place under this initiative are focused on the Kalinago community, who are among Dominica’s vulnerable, the proposed measures being advanced are part of an overall national strategy to achieve climate resilience.
Head of the UNDP Dominica Project Office, Mr. Luis Francisco Thais Santa Cruz