Project: Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change

 in Toledo, Southern Belize


Overview

The project aims to improve the resilience of target communities through an approach that comprises improved physical infrastructure and early warning systems, public education and awareness building and the facilitation of improved agricultural farming systems that is more resilient to climate change impacts.



Highlights and Updates



Objectives

  • Improved physical structure and early warning systems for reduced risk to natural hazards.
  • Improve the agricultural farming systems resilient to climate change impacts using the farmer’s club model.

  • Public education and awareness about climate change and disaster risk reduction improved.

Beneficiaries

 

Primary (direct) Beneficiaries

  • 180 farmers (20 women and 160 men) as the primary beneficiaries
  • 22 River Keepers. 5 Radio Operators
  • 77 Village Emergency Committees (VECs) / Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT) members

Secondary (indirect) Beneficiaries

  • Approximately 8,000 residents (4,160 females and 3,840 males) in 11 villages Stann Creek and Toledo districts


Synergies

During project implementation, HPPB collaborates with:

  • Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute (CARDI).
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development (MOAFFESD).
  • Ministry of Works, Transport and National Emergency Management Organisation (MOWTN).
  • District Association of Village Councils (DAVCO)
  • Village Alcaldes and/or Chairmans

Time Frame

Start Date: May 2017

Finish Date: May 2019

Duration: 24 months 



This project co-funded by




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