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29 Jan 2016 description

Jan 2016

Background and purpose

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has as its **Strategic Objective 5** to “Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”. In support of its national counterparts, FAO aims to address the current and future needs of vulnerable people affected by the 2015‒2016 El Niño event.

29 Jan 2016 description

Bridgetown, Barbados - El Gobierno de Japón y el Programa de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas (PNUD) lanzaron el día de hoy, con una inversión de 15 millones de dolares, la iniciativa Japón-Caribe Alianza por el Cambio Climático (J-CCCP, por sus siglas en inglés). La iniciativa está alineada al Acuerdo de París sobre el Cambio Climático, para mantener el calentamiento global por debajo de 2 grados Celsius e impulsar los esfuerzos para limitar el aumento de la temperatura aún más a 1,5 grados centígrados por encima de los niveles pre-industriales.

27 Jan 2016 description

A US $84,500 project which started last February was handed over to the Dominica Association of Local Community Authorities on Friday, January 22nd.

DALCA’s project to mitigate the effects of disasters in Bagatelle and Fond Cole got funding from the Japanese Government through its Japan Grant Assistance for Grassroots Programme.

With those funds a building was retrofitted to serve as a hurricane shelter with wheelchair ramps for the physically challenged in Fond Cole.

A fire hydrant and a storm drain were also installed in that community.

27 Jan 2016 description

The Governments of Japan and Dominica signed an agreement on Friday, January 22nd which will mean more than US $1m in disaster resilience equipment.

According to Government, the Government of Japan has been a large contributor to disaster relief and aid to Dominica in recent times.

“Japan was one of the countries which came to the front very early after the disaster to assist us. Also, at the Donors Conference, Japan was there and made a commitment to support us following the storm,” said Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Careen Prevost.

21 Jan 2016 description

Summary: Dominica sustained significant damage due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday 27 August 2015. According to CDEMA situational reports, the government declared nine Special Disaster Areas following the devastating impact of the storm throughout the island. The Caribbean Meteorology and Hydrology Institute (CIMH) stated that the Canefield Airport near the capital of Roseau, Dominica, recorded 12.64 inches of rain in a 12-hour period.

20 Jan 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Ivet González

SANTO DOMINGO, 19 ene 2016 (IPS) - Las cerca de 7.000 islas y el mar caliente del Caribe guardan miles de especies endémicas, además de ser el tránsito de aves migratorias, toda una fauna cuya conservación exige acciones multilaterales en la era del recalentamiento planetario.

05 Jan 2016 description

General Manager of Dominica’s water supply company, Bernard Etinoffe says every community in Dominica now has access to potable water since Tropical Strom Erika.

He made this statement in an exclusive interview with GIS News on Thursday, December 31st.

31 Dec 2015 description

Government has received more funds for the island’s recovery following Tropical Storm Erika.

On Tuesday, December 29th, Dominica’s Canada- based Trade and Investment Commissioner, Frances Delsol presented a cheque of CAD $75,000 to Hon. Acting Prime Minister and Acting Minister for Social Services, Justina Charles.

29 Dec 2015 description

Petrocaribe: 10 años fortaleciendo la seguridad alimentaria del Caribe y Centroamérica

Nueva publicación analiza las principales lecciones del acuerdo de integración regional que ha sostenido más de un centenar de programas.

29 Dec 2015 description

Países caribeños de CARICOM muestran progreso en el cumplimiento de los objetivos globales de hambre, según la FAO

Subalimentación en el Caribe disminuyó de 8,1 millones en 1990-92 a 7,5 millones en 2014-16.

24 Dec 2015 description

The West Indies Cricket Board and the University of the West Indies together have raised S $25,000 for Dominica’s Tropical Storm Erika recovery.

Both institutions partnered to showcase a celebrity T20 match which was held at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles says UWI was pleased to be collaborate with the WICB for “such a worthy cause, and UWI remains committed to doing all it can to help the people of Dominica recover.”

23 Dec 2015 description

Caribbean CARICOM countries show progress in meeting global hunger targets, according to FAO report

Undernourishment in the Caribbean declined from 8.1 million in 1990-92 to 7.5 million in 2014-16. Three Caribbean Community countries – Barbados, Guyana and St Vincent and the Grenadines –met both the World Food Summit (WFS) hunger reduction goal set in 1996 and the hunger reduction target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), agreed upon in 2000.

17 Dec 2015 description

Publicado: 16 diciembre 2015 22:42 CET

Nassau, 4 Diciembre 2015

“Con la resiliencia, nuestro objetivo es que las comunidades no sólo dependan de la ayuda de las organizaciones.”