|17 - 19 January||Implementing and Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean: the Role of the Ocean||St. Vincent and the Grenadies|
|30 – 31 January||CLME+ SAP Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators Workshop||Cartagena, Colombia|
|1 – 2 February||CLME+ State of the Marine Environment and Associated Economies (SOMEE) Reporting Mechanism Workshop||Cartagena, Colombia|
|January||Civil Society Action Programme (CSAP)||Trinidad and Tobago|
|February||30th Executive Committee of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum||TBD|
|26 February - 1 March||Planning Meeting – Training Workshop on Value Chain Approach in Fisheries||Iceland|
|5 - 8 March||Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (LARC)||Montego Bay, Jamaica|
|5 - 23 March||International Seabed Authority, Legal and Technical Committee||Jamaica|
|12 - 14 March||BBNJ Workshop - Marine Genetic Resources and Regional Ocean Management||Jamaica|
|13 – 15 March||Small Grants Coordination Mechanism (SGCM)||Barbados|
|13-14 March||Billfish Project Steering Committee (13 March) & 5th CBMC Meeting (14 March)||Miami|
|14 March||5th Meeting of CBMC|
|19 - 20 March||2nd Meeting of the "Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector Project" (CC4FISH)||Grenada|
|21 - 23 March||Joint CRFM-OSPESCA-WECAFC FAC Spiny Lobster Working Group Meeting & Fisheries ICM Meeting||Dominican Republic|
|27-29 March||2nd Meeting of the CFMC / WECAFC / OSPESCA / CRFM Working Group on Spawning Aggregations||Miami|
|March||Regional training on application of the EAF||TBD|
|April||2nd Meeting of the WECAFC / CRFM / IFREMER Working Group on Shrimp and Groundfish||TBD|
|10-13 April||2nd meeting of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations and Regional Fisheries Bodies on Progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets||Seoul, Republic of Korea|
|16 – 17 April||16th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum||Montserrat|
|18 April||CRFM Protocol on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture||Montserrat|
|16 - 18 April||Intergovernmental Conference on an International legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, Organizational Session||New York|
|2 - 4 May||Sargassum and Oil Spills Monitoring Pilot Project for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions Workshop||Mexico City|
|May||5th Meeting of the WECAFC / OSPESCA / CRFM / CFMC Working Group on FAD fisheries||Miami|
|14 May||Meeting of SG and Heads of Institutions||Guyana|
|15 - 17 May||1st Meeting of the WECAFC Fisheries Data and Statistics Working Group||Barbados|
|18 May||12th Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council||Montserrat|
|20 - 30 May||CRFM/FAO Fisheries Study Tour||Barbados, Grenada and Dominica|
|22 - 24 May||2nd Fisheries Value Chain Workshop||Trinidad and Tobago|
|23 May - 20 July||IOI Training Programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management||Canada|
|Mid-May||Aquaculture Value Chain Development Workshop||Barbados|
|11 - 14 June||Workshop on Subsidies to fishing on overfished stocks||Geneva|
|11 - 14 June||States parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Twenty-eighth meeting||New York|
|14 - 15 June||CARICOM Workshop for the Development of a Regional Biodiversity Strategy for the Caribbean Community||Georgetown, Guyana|
|18 - 20 June||
2nd UNDP-GEF CLME+ Project Steering Committee Meeting1st CLME+ Partnership Forum
|18 - 22 June||Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea, Nineteenth Meeting||New York|
|27 June||Regional Consultation on WTO Subsidies negotiations||Virtual|
|2 - 20 July||Lecture at and serve as Chief Facilitator for RSS Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction Course||Barbados|
|2 - 27 July||International Seabed Authority, Assembly, Twenty-fourth session||Kingston, Jamaica|
|2 - 3 July||Regional Implementation of the Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment and the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries||Barbados|
|4 - 6 July||Meeting of Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries||Barbados|
|4 - 6 July||39th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM||Montego Bay, Jamaica|
|5 - 6 July||IAEA Meeting and preparatory meeting||Antigua and Barbuda|
|7 - 8 July||Meeting of Heads of RFB||Rome|
|9 - 13 July||FAO COFI Meeting||Rome|
|11 - 12 July||PPCR Project Steering Committee Meeting||Grenada|
|16 - 17 July||Pre-Technical Workshops (16-17 July 2018) & Fourth Technical Meeting to the Pollution Protocol-4th LBS STAC||Panama|
|24 July||31st Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Forum||Virtual|
|3 August||4th Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Cluster||Electronic Meeting|
|6 - 10 August||CARICOM / IAEA Workshop: ‘Contribution of Nuclear Science and Technology to Building Climate Resilience in the Caribbean||Vienna|
|6 August||Regional Partnership Dialogue for the Caribbean||San Pedro, Belize|
|7 - 9 August||Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Mid Term Review of the SAMOA Pathway||San Pedro, Belize|
|14 August||Consultation Workshop: “Enhancing Coastal Protection for Climate Change Resilience”||Belmopan City, Belize|
|15 - 17 August||Fifth Meeting of the CLME+ SAP Interim Coordination Mechanism||Miami|
|August / September||32nd Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum||Virtual|
|4 - 17 September||Intergovernmental Conference on an International legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, First session||New York|
|10 - 14 September||67th International IWC Meeting||Brazil|
|13 - 14 September||Inception Workshop of project: Developing Organizational Capacity for Ecosystem Stewardship and Livelihoods in Caribbean Small-Scale Fisheries||Barbados|
|18 - 19 September||Regional PPCR Monitoring & Evaluation Workshop IV||Barbados|
|26 - 28 September||3rd Meeting of the Joint CRFM / WECAFC / OSPESCA Regional Working Group on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (RWG-IUU)||Barbados|
|25 - 26 September||First Country Consultation to discuss Permanent Policy Coordination Mechanism (PPCM) and Sustainable Financing Plan (SFP) options for CLME+ Project and Strategic Action Programme (SAP)||Cartagena, Colombia|
|September 2018 - March 2019||United Nations University - Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP) Six-month Fellowships||Iceland|
|1 - 2 October||Joint CRFM / WECAFC Flyingfish Working Group Meeting / CLME+ Sub-project Regional Workshop||Barbados|
|1 - 5 October||Meeting of the ICCAT Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS)||Madrid, Spain|
|3 - 5 October||Regional Workshop on Fish and Fisheries Products Trade in the Caribbean||Barbados|
|8 - 12 October||Caribbean Week of Agriculture||Barbados|
|11 October||8th Special Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council||Barbados|
|12 October||COTED (Agriculture)||Barbados|
|15 - 16 October||Fish CRIME 2018 Symposium||Denmark|
|16 - 17 October||ACP Fisheries Meeting||Brussels|
|25 - 26 October||CAF Sponsored Regional Workshop to develop Proposal to Address SDG 14 targets||TBD|
|30 October - 1 November||3rd Meeting of the WECAFC / CRFM / OSPESCA / CFMC Working Group on Queen Conch||Panama|
|5 - 7 November||International Conference of Women in Fisheries||Santiago de Compostela, Spain|
|5 - 9 November||71st Annual Conference of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI 71)||San Andres, Colombia|
|12 - 19 November||21st Special Meeting of the ICCAT Commission||Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|19 - 21 November||Sixth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF VI)||Placencia, Belize|
|November||Joint Steering Committee Meeting (EBM and Shrimp & Fish sub-projects of CLME+)||TBD|
|November||UNEP CEP Meeting of Contracting Parties to the Cartagena Convention, SPAW (Biodiversity) and LBS (Pollution) Protocols||TBD|
|November||FAO Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) Meeting||Miami|
|26-28 November||High Level Conference on Sustainable Blue Economy||Nairobi, Kenya|
|29 November||CARIFORUM - EU Special Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries||Barbados|
|3-4 December||Regional Workshop on Development on the "State of the Marine Ecosystem and Shared Living Marine Resources in CLME+||Panama|
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