The Eco-DRR project will see the JRC and partners continuing the intervention in the Old Harbour Bay community, capitalizing on the groundbreaking work of the Resilient Islands Project, which has laid the foundation for the almost immediate implementation of Nature-based Solutions from an already developed and prioritised suite of options, to reduce climate and disaster risks faced by Jamaica’s largest fishing community.
Some of the key planned activities include:
Key Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Government of Jamaica will remain critical JRC Partners as we implement this project over the next two years. These include The Nature Conservancy, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM); the National Environment and Planning Agency, The St Catherine Municipal Corporation and the respective Municipal Corporations for the two new communities that will be selected, the Social Development Commission, our community engagement partners, the Urban Development Corporation, various Community Based Organizations in target communities (Community Development, Fisherfolks Council, Schools, Churches etc.), the local communities themselves and the many new partners who will be revealed and engaged once we touch the ground and lastly and it goes without saying, the IFRC and other NS.
Through the support of the USAID BHA, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and its local partners, the Jamaica Red Cross is pleased to be engaged for the next two years in strengthening its resolve to protecting local communities and building their resilience to climatic and disaster risks, as we continue to accompany, enable and connect them in unprecedented times.