The five day training course, held in Castries, St. Lucia from July 3-7, 2017, was implemented by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the United States Agency for International Development/ Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) under the USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID CCAP).
Specific objectives of the training programme were:
- an overview of Climate Variability/Climate Change and impacts in the region;
- the regional approach to resilience building;
- learning how to use CCORAL;
- applying CCORAL through a nationally relevant case study; and
- sharing lessons in the application of CCORAL.
OECS Commission Officers trained in the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool are now able to provide assistance to OECS Member States in its application and influence its adoption in day-to-day decision-making processes and activities.
The USAID CCAP being implemented by the CCCCC commits US$25.6 million over four (4) years to boost climate resilient development and reduce climate change induced risks to human and natural assets in ten (10) countries.
Beneficiary countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname.