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Sherlene Audinett

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Preliminary List of Meetings 2018

DATE EVENT LOCATION
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

Panama
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
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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. 

Click here for the entire Report.

 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.

Expressions of interest must be submitted in English and electronically by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copied to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in pdf format no later than 16:00 h Eastern Caribbean Time on Friday February 10, 2018

Please click here  for further details.

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.

Experession of interest in English Language, with full curriculum details, including nationality, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of professional skills and / or expertise, list of professional publications, coordinates (including telephone  and e-mail addresses) of three referees (at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant's work), and other relevant information, should be addressed to the Executive Director, CRFM Secretariat, Belize City, Belize, and sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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), 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

between the hours of 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday through Friday, and inspect the Bidding Documents below:

Bahamas

Belize 

 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

Country: Regional

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:

  1. The conduct of ecological and socio-economic assessments of the impacts of climate change and variability on the fisheries resources and sector;
  2. Developing and implementing suitable analytical tools and methods for fisheries and marine ecosystem analyses and assessments to quantify the impacts of climate change and variability on fisheries production, post-harvest and marketing systems and associated livelihoods and to predict likely future impacts and provision of training in the use of the tools and methods;
  3. Developing a fisheries and environment database and the associated meta-database, as well as, the supporting database manual and data and information policy and provision of training on database management/usage; and
  4. Development and implementation of a stakeholder engagement proposal to build stakeholder awareness on the impacts of climate change and variability on the fisheries resources and sector, and to engage stakeholders in identifying feasible recommendations for climate-smart fisheries management decision-making. 

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

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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