Hurricane relief efforts are underway in Abaco and Grand Bahama. Search and recovery efforts continue, as you have probably seen or heard in the news. Shortly, our Partner, the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) of The Bahamas, will start rebuilding the water and sewerage infrastructure.
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and with support from the IDB, will hold a Regional Workshop on “Transformational Climate Resilience Water Project Concepts in Latin America and the Caribbean for the Green Climate Fund.”
Effective, accurate monitoring of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 (Water and Sanitation) is a technical process that requires considerable effort at the local level. Successful monitoring and reporting are contingent on regional circumstance, national institutional arrangements and associated capacities of agencies and ministries therein. As such, region specific adaptations are necessary to enhance existing methodologies toward increased efficacy and functionality at the local level.
Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) has for many years, recognised the critical importance of creating avenues for young people to become involved in water governance and management ventures. Development challenges in the Caribbean will ultimately be inherited by the region’s youth. Young people are providers of solutions and have ideas and energy to act for sustainable development.
“This opportunity has opened my eyes…it has taught me to think in a whole new manner about the climate change problem as it relates to Small Island Developing States.” These are the words of 27-year-old Khadija Stewart from Trinidad and Tobago, when asked about her experience as a 2019 Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Change Youth Ambassador.