The Report presents the outputs and the critical recommendations for the way forward for fisheries co-management emerging from the CARICOM countries during the Regional CRFM / CARIFICO Seminar held in Saint Lucia from 30 November to 1 December 2017. It captures the achievements of the six target countries over the 5 years of the CARIFICO Project implemented by the National Fisheries Authorities in collaboration with fishers, and supported by JICA experts, CRFM and other regional partners.
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More than 30 male and female fishers from St Vincent and the Grenadines were introduced to a new Fisheries Early Warning and Emergency Response (FEWER) System at a workshop held at the Fisheries Division in St Vincent and the Grenadines on March 8.
Using an application for mobile phones, fishers are able to receive early warnings of risky weather and sea conditions and are able to share their information about local conditions and missing persons under FEWER. Besides training in the use of FEWER, participants also received valuable tips about caring for and using their phones.
“This workshop gave good information and the app is good because it helps pass on information easier to fishers, especially since a lot of persons go to sea and don’t take the time check on information about the weather conditions,” says Raoul Lewis, a fisherman based in Callaquia, St Vincent.
The ICT-based early warning system is expected to reduce fisher folks’ vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. FEWER has been developed under the Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in the Caribbean, with co-implementer the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). The programme is funded by the Climate Investment Funds through the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
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The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA), in collaboration with the Regional Biosafety Project managed by the University of the West Indies (UWI), is seeking to engage a consultant to review all existing (draft/passed) Biosafety Legislation in CARICOM Member States to assess their coherence with the regional biosafety policy. Based on the results, an appropriate model for the Region will be proposed/recommended.
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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of CLME+ Communication Specialist with assigned duty station in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia where he / she will work with CLME+ Project Coordination Unit.
Attachments: 1) The Staff Vacancy Announcement; and 2) Terms of Reference for the Communication Specialist.
The deadline for submission applications is Wednesday, 22 November 2017.
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the purpose of implementing the project “GCF Readiness Preparation Support Project for the Enhancement of Belize and the Bahamas Capacity to Access and Deliver International Climate Finance through Targeted Institutional Strengthening” and intends to apply a part of the proceeds towards payments for the Contract “Consultancy for Capacity Building of National Designated Authority (NDA) and Preparation of Country Strategic Framework, Belize and the Bahamas ”.
Interested and eligible bidders may obtain further information from
Ms. Allison Williams,
Procurement Officer (ag),
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC),
between the hours of 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday through Friday, and inspect the Bidding Documents below:
Deadline for the submission of bidding documents is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6) on Wednesday, 6th September 2017.
Institution: The University of the West Indies, Mona
Project: Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience
Sector: Environment and Natural Disasters- Climate Change Adaptation Policy
Abstract: Fishery-Related Ecological and Socio-economic Impact Assessments and Monitoring System
Loan/Credit/Grant No.: ATN/SX-14696-RG
Contract/Bid No.: CF13/C4.02-1
Deadline: 17 July 2017
The University of the West Indies, Mona has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), toward the cost of the Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include:
The Fishery-Related Ecological and Socio-economic Impact Assessments and Monitoring System are expected to improve the information base and its usage for climate-smart fisheries planning and management decision-making, as well as, risk management in the fisheries sector. The consultancy is expected to be delivered over 25 months beginning September 2017.
The work is expected to be carried out by a consulting firm with at least five (5) years of proven experience assessing the ecological and socio-economic impacts of climate change and climate variability on the fisheries resources and fisheries sector, with specific experience in the conduct of fisheries and marine ecosystem analyses and assessments to quantify past, and predicted, climate change and climate variability impacts on fisheries production, post-harvest and marketing systems and associated livelihoods. The consulting firm is also expected to have at least ten (10) years of experience working with the fisheries sector, addressing issues that include risk management, and to have experience working in data-limited situations. Knowledge of, and experience in, the management of fisheries in Small Islands Developing States, with specific experience in the Caribbean region, are highly desirable.
The experts comprising the consulting team may be international or national consultants and should include: (i) one Fisheries and Marine Ecosystem Assessment Expert; (ii) one Natural Resource Economist; (iii) one Climate Change/Climate Variability Expert; (iv) one Fisheries Management Expert; (v) one Database Design and Development Expert; (vi) one Value Chain Management Expert with experience in food and nutrition security issues; (vii) one Social Science Expert with expertise in Fisheries Extension; and (viii) one Communications and Media Expert. The team should have proven experience in project management and working with a range of stakeholders, including governmental and non-governmental organizations. Knowledge of climate change issues and disaster risk management in the fisheries sector is required.
It is expected that the experts in Fisheries and Marine Ecosystem Assessment, Natural Resource Economics, Climate Change/Climate Variability and Database Design and Development would each either have a Ph.D. and at least five (5) years proven practical experience in the respective fields, or a Master’s Degree with at least ten (10) years proven practical experience in the respective fields.
The experts in Fisheries Management, Value Chain Management, Social Science and Communications and Media are expected to have at least a Master’s Degree with at least five (5) years proven practical experience in the respective fields. In addition, the Social Science expert is required to have experience working with the fishing sector in small-island developing states.
The University of the West Indies, through its Mona Office for Research and Innovation, now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
Short lists shall comprise six firms with a wide geographic spread, with no more than two firms from any one country.
Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Inter-American Development Bank: Policies for the Selection and Contracting of Consultants financed by the Inter-American Development Bank GN-2350-9 and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the policies.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. For the purpose of establishing the short list, the nationality of a firm is that of the country in which it is legally incorporated or constituted and in the case of Joint Venture, the nationality of the firm appointed to represent it.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Policies.
Expressions of interest must not exceed 20 pages and submitted online via www.gojep.gov.jm by 17 July 2017 at 2 p.m. Jamaican time.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Caribbean Regional PPCR Project Office-MORI
Attn: Erica Haughton- Procurement Officer
Electronics Building, Department of Physics
The University of the West Indies
Mona Campus, Kingston 7
|2017||CROSQ, CAHFSA and the CRFM|
|2016||Addendum No. One (1) to the Cooperative Agreement between CRFM and the University of Florida for development of cooperative and synergistic efforts between Florida and the CRFM, which will enhance the professional and academic interchange between the two institutions||CRFM and University of Florida|
|2016||Memorandum of Understanding for Interim Coordination on Sustainable Fisheries among the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on behalf of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC), the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Central America Fisheries and Aquaculture Organization (OSPESCA)||WECAFC / CRFM / OSPESCA|
|2015||Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the International Ocean Institute (IOI) for the joint provision of Capacity Building in Ocean Governance in support of the Caribbean Region dated 3 December 2015||CRFM and IOI|
Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Marine Research including Aquaculture between L’Institut Francais de Recherche pour L’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)
|IFREMER and CRFM|
Memorandum of Understanding between ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation (CTA) and Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) to provide an overall framework within which CTA and CRFM will collaborate on Projects and other activities of mutual interest for the ultimate benefit of Agriculture and Rural development in CARICOM/CARIFORUM Countries
|CTA and CRFM|
|2012||Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) and CRFM|
|2012||Letter of Agreement between the United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme (UNU–FTP) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)||CRFM and United Nations Univ. – Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP)|
|2009||Memorandum of Understanding between Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)and Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) College of William and Mary to develop proposals relating to research, training and development projects involving Caribbean region scientists and staff, faculty and students at VIMS||CRFM and VIMS|
|2009||Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the University of Belize (UB)||CRFM and University of Belize|
|2008||Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions|| CRFM & IOC-IOCARIBE
|2008||Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the United Nations University – Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP) t||CRFM & UNU-FTP|
|2008||Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Fisheries and Coastal and Marine Resource matters between the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Dominican Republic||CRFM and Dominican Republic|
|2006||Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the School for Graduate Studies and Research, University of the West Indies,||CRFM and UWI|
|2006||CRFM and Centre for Maritime Research (MARE)|
|2005|| Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the International Ocean Institute (IOI), Dalhousie University, Canada
||CRFM & IOI|
|2004||Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the International Ocean Institute (IOI) for the joint provision of Capacity Building in Ocean Governance in support of the Caribbean Region||
CRFM & IOI