A Project entitled “Reducing the Impacts to Climate Change Hazards in Vulnerable Communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” will soon be implemented here.
SVG Red Cross Society has spearheaded this project by keeping with its renewed mandate to widen its scope of operations here.
The official launch of the project will be held at the Red Cross headquarters in Kingstown beginning at 9:00 tomorrow morning.
To be funded by UNDP, under the small grants program, the project will be piloted in five communities: Spring Village (Georgetown), Vermont, Buccament, Sharps (Chateaubelair) and South Rivers.
The Red Cross said following the assessment of the 2013 Christmas Eve floods these communities were selected, they rendered them most vulnerable.
The primary objective of the pilot project is to utilizing participatory rural assessment techniques to conduct vulnerability and capacity assessment in selected communities.
It also seeks to develop community vulnerability plans; raise awareness and actions of residents through their participation and implement a community project to increase community resilience to climate change.