Bearing in mind that Climate Change is a relatively new concept to the general population in Grenada, this project is aimed at empowering eight vulnerable communities using the performing arts training methodology throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
The Girl Guides Association of Grenada began their project by conducting some research on the waste management policy in Grenada. It was discovered that Grenada’s only landfill will only be able to accommodate 3 to 5 years more waste.
During the dry season, the south of the island, in particular the Grand Anse area, suffers from severe water shortage resulting in the seizure of gardening activities and crop death. This water shortage can be attributed to the changing climate as a result of global warming along with non-climatic factors such as urbanization.
Petite Martinique is the smallest of the tri-island state of Grenada. Fishing and farming are the main sources of economic activity on the island. Residents on the island depend on rainwater harvesting for domestic and agricultural purposes, however, in recent years, there has been increasing demands for water; coupled with changes in weather patterns, which is creating water shortages.
GRENCODA, being a non-governmental rural developmental agency focuses on community development, education and training. The rural villages of Rose Hill, River Sallee and Chambord have been adversely affected by changing weather patterns, as a result of climate change.
The Bishop’s College Secondary School has continued to be severely affected by a persistent and debilitating problem of flooding during heavy precipitation. The occurrence of these flooding incidents has impacted and curtailed the ability of the school to function, due to school closures for two or more days in every incident of heavy rainfall.
Fishing has been the source of sustainable livelihood for many families on the South-West Coast of Carriacou. The effects of climate change have adversely affected the ecosystem, and fishers are now left to seek new and innovative methods to continue to ply their trade.
GOAM project embarked on a process of changing the agricultural practices of its members as well as the members of three farming organization towards practices that are climate smart and friendly to the environment. It will provide farmers with the skills, knowledge and practices necessary to practice climate-smart agriculture, such as the formulation and use of organic pesticides and use of cultural practices in pest and disease control and soil and water management.
The ice box project thus focuses on improving the post-harvest storage and quality of seafood as an adaptation strategy to the effects of climate change. This project took a multi-faceted approach, which designed and constructed appropriate and durable fibreglass ice boxes with the adequate insulation necessary for the storage of fish.
In 2004 and 2005 the Grenville Bay was severely and adversely affected by hurricane Ivan and Emily resulting in the bottom substrate upon which sea moss grows to be destroyed. This loss significantly affects the villagers source of income.
The goal of this project is to build resilience in the fishing and farming community of Isle de Rhonde. This project will provide a safe, sufficient and sustainable supply of water to the community. It will also introduce climate change adaptation strategies to the residents; thus, enhancing their capacity to deal with climate change issues.
Climate Change Adaptation Advocates – My School and You fuses various aspects of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an approach to teaching and learning that seeks to empower and encourage people of all ages to assume responsibility for creating and enjoying a sustainable future.
This project saw the need to address the poverty issues among these poultry farmers by changing farmer’s economic outlook and by making farming more profitable through the creation of a cheap poultry feed. These farmers all have the capacity to raise poultry, however, due to their economic status, there are many constraints.
This project will seek to eliminate this problem. The goal of the project is to provide for climate change adaptation to ensure food security by creating a 4H plant nursery. The project will also carry out reforestation activities and provide awareness on the issues related to climate change.
This project aims to strengthen the climate change adaptability and economic sustainability of the Crochu RC school 4H garden, in St. Andrew, Grenada by constructing a retaining wall to prevent rapid soil erosion. Additionally, the project also involved the construction of a 15,000-gallon water tank, installation of a solar pump and developing a rainwater harvesting and irrigation system.
Clozier is situated in central Grenada on a mountainous territory with very little flat lands available; for housing and recreation. The only available spot for community team sporting activities and community mass social gathering is now under treat of mudslide coverage and gradual erosion of the playing field itself due to flooding.
This project is expected to enhance people’s resilience to the impacts of climate change, to educate residents on the importance of conservation of natural resources and create behavioural change among community members. It is expected that there will be better un- derstanding of the issues related to climate change.
This project aims to rehabilitate the Top Hill public water cistern to increase water storage and ensure availability of water year round. The project is expected to conserve and provide water to the most vulnerable families/groups; particularly during the dry seasons and periods of drought.
This project aims to address the inadequate supply of water on the island of Carriacou and in particular the decade long water problems faced by the Harvey Vale Government School and villages of Belmont, Bellevue South and Harvey Vale (B.B..H.) area in order to improve the lives of the people in these communities by providing them with a more readily available source of water.
This project is implemented to reduce unemployment by introducing residents to methods of alternative livelihoods; while controlling the invasive bamboo grass. The project aims at establishing a base for training, producing and marketing local craft products; made from Bamboo, Weiss and White Pine.
The Brunswick Solar Irrigation & Sustainable Livelihood Project aims to adapt to climate change and respond to the need of water scarcity in Carriacou by coupling a solar pumping system with community promotion of sustainable livelihood, food security and climate change adaptation through adequate water supply primarily for irrigation (organic farming); secondary use for domestic and livestock.
This project sort out to create a fun and exciting children’s book and mobile application to help create a platform for students, teachers and parents to discuss climate change. The two books which were developed, “Hurry Hurry it’s a Hurricane and “Hike to Camp Cool”, both address climate change issues and raise awareness of Climate change origins, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) practices, and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) strategies.
The project will develop and implement, monitoring protocol for each ecosystem; building capacity for ecosystem management of the Levera area and RAMSAR site; facilitate the education, awareness and implementation of short-term actions recommended by the Monitoring Plans.
The red lionfish (Pterois volitans) was first confirmed in Grenadian waters in 2012 and they are now observed on most reefs throughout the country. Lionfish has the potential to have significant negative impacts on the composition of the reef community through the consumption of juvenile reef fish.
This project aims to meet the increasing demands for water by farmers in the community by supplementing groundwater supplies; especially during the dry season. This rainwater harvesting project is an adaptation strategy to climate change.
This project aims to build resilience to climate change by stimulating behavioural change among residents; while at the same time creating sustainable livelihoods. This project is expected to take a multi facet- ed approach to climate change mitigation and adaption. It is anticipated that this project will help to create awareness among the residents on issues of climate.
In the village of La Poterie there is only an alternative route that can be used by residents and motorist in the event of a major accident or the closure of the main road. However, in recent times, the bridge has deteriorated and the small culvert that aids in flood reduction is not functional due to the blockage of channels which creates a problem for homeowners whose homes are built along the banks of the river.