Some 20 participants attending a two-day training workshop on climate change, will be involved in field work today.
The workshop, which opened yesterday at the Beachcombers Hotel Conference Room at Villa, is being held as part of the regional implementation of a Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment.
This is part of the Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector Project (CC4FISH), being undertaken by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI).
The training is aimed at increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change impacts, through the introduction of adaptation measures in fisheries management and capacity building of fisherfolk and aquaculture farmers in the Eastern Caribbean.
Seven project countries are participating in training workshops, including Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Practical field exercises to build experience in using Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) tools will be conducted at Calliaqua.
Based on stakeholders’ inputs at the training workshop, a country work plan will be developed for conducting Vulnerability Capacity Assessment fieldwork in the 3 target communities under the Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector Project.