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1 Promoting Functional Partnerships for Resilient Communities Dr. Jamal Browne Consultant Project Manager Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

2 OVERVIEW Promoting Functional Partnerships A case of functional partnerships in practice: The South Coast Marine & Coastal Rehabilitation Adaptation Project Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Scope for further expansion of partnerships framework: Mainstreaming Land Tenure Security in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction.

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5 PROJECT SITE The South Coast Marine Conservation Area

6 THE SOUTH COAST MARINE & COASTAL REHABILITATION ADAPTATION PROJECT PROJECT OUTPUTS POLLUTION & WATER QUALITY PUBLIC AWARENESS WATER QUALITY & BEACH MONITORING WASTE- WATER TREATMENT DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS & CORAL LIFE SHORELINE STABILIZATION & INFRASTRUCTURE 1. Reduced land-based pollution and improved marine water quality at 3 beaches within 24 months. 2. Increased public awareness by second year on the impacts of Climate Change and anthropogenic stressors on Coastal and Marine Resources. 3. Water quality monitoring program enhanced within 24 months and the Fisheries Division and SVGCC Labs upgraded. 4. Beach monitoring programme in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College Science program introduced and implemented within 24 months.

7 THE SOUTH COAST MARINE & COASTAL REHABILITATION ADAPTATION PROJECT PROJECT OUTPUTS POLLUTION & WATER QUALITY PUBLIC AWARENESS WATER QUALITY & BEACH MONITORING WASTE- WATER TREATMENT DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS & CORAL LIFE SHORELINE STABILIZATION & INFRASTRUCTURE 5. Treatment facilities (3 waste water and 6 grease traps) installed and operationalized (assessment and pilot intervention) within the second year. 6. Increased 7% in live coral coverage and number of reef fish over 20cm and 1000g/100m² fish biomass within 24 months. 7. Standards and guidelines for new development and alterations to existing structures along the coast developed by 24 months. 8. Stabilization of 900 meters of shoreline through beach accretion within 24 months.

8 THE SOUTH COAST MARINE & COASTAL REHABILITATION ADAPTATION PROJECT PROJECT OUTPUTS PUBLIC AWARENESS POLLUTION & WATER QUALITY 9. Enhanced tourism infrastructure (boardwalk 434 feet and 20 moorings) in SCMCA. WATER QUALITY & BEACH MONITORING WASTE- WATER TREATMENT DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS & CORAL LIFE SHORELINE STABILIZATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

9 PARTNERSHIPS IN ACTION

10 PARTNERSHIPS IN ACTION

11 PARTNERSHIPS IN ACTION

12 CASE OF THE DECEMBER 2013 FLASH FLOODS IN SVG 12

13 THE STUDY AREA: SOUTH- LEEWARD, ST. VINCENT 13

14 THE STUDY AREA: SOUTH-LEEWARD, ST. VINCENT A series of interviews were carried out within the south-western section of St. Vincent over the period March 8 15, 2014 in the communities of: 1. VERMONT 2. CANE GROVE 3. PEMBROKE 4. BUCCAMENT BAY 14

15 THE STUDY AREA: SOUTH-LEEWARD, ST. VINCENT A series of interviews were carried out within the south-western section of St. Vincent over the period March 8 15, 2014 in the communities of: 1. VERMONT 2. CANE GROVE 3. PEMBROKE 4. BUCCAMENT BAY 15

16 THE STUDY AREA: SOUTH-LEEWARD, ST. VINCENT A series of interviews were carried out within the south-western section of St. Vincent over the period March 8 15, 2014 in the communities of: 1. VERMONT 2. CANE GROVE 3. PEMBROKE 4. BUCCAMENT BAY 16

17 THE STUDY AREA: SOUTH-LEEWARD, ST. VINCENT A series of interviews were carried out within the south-western section of St. Vincent over the period March 8 15, 2014 in the communities of: 1. VERMONT 2. CANE GROVE 3. PEMBROKE 4. BUCCAMENT BAY 17

18 THE STUDY AREA: SOUTH-LEEWARD, ST. VINCENT THIS PARTICULAR LOCATION WAS SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF: 1. The extent of the impact of the December 2013 flash flooding; 2. The large number of households affected; and 3. Expected variations in land tenure arrangements. 18

19 THE RELATIVE HAZARD VULNERABILITY INDEX (RHVI) THE RHVI NUMBER The RHVI Number (RHVI NUMBER) was computed for each household using the equation [ ( Q 1, Q 5 ) ] where 10 is used to [10+ (Q1, Q5)] ensure that the RHVI Number remains positive for ease of computation, and depends on the number of indicators being measured. 19

20 THE RELATIVE HAZARD VULNERABILITY INDEX (RHVI) COMPUTING THE RELATIVE HAZARD VULNERABILITY INDEX NUMBER (RHVI #) TENURE Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 (Q1,Q5) [10+ (Q1,Q5)] FREEHOLD RENT RENT FREEHOLD RENT RENT FREEHOLD

21 THE RELATIVE HAZARD VULNERABILITY INDEX (RHVI) RANKING LAND TENURE ARRANGEMENTS ON THE BASIS OF THEIR AVERAGE RHVI NUMBER ENTIRE STUDY AREA TENURE ARRANGEMENT (RHVI NUMBERS) NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS AVERAGE RHVI NUMBER RANK FREEHOLD FAMILY LAND RENT SQUATTING ON GOVERNMENT LAND TENANCY AT SUFFERANCE

22 CONCLUSION These cases demonstrate: 1. The importance of functional partnerships in project implementation 2. The need for broad national participation towards addressing disaster risk and climate change issues.

23 THANK YOU Dr. Jamal Browne Consultant Project Manager Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

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