Jamaica was handed another tool in strengthening its Climate Resilience when key staff from the PIOJ, NWC, MICAF, NEPA, RADA and other agencies were trained in the use of the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL). The training activity was held at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston from February 11-13, 2020 and was funded by the Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience.
According to the Program Manager of the Caribbean Regional PPCR, Ainsley A. Henry “investments in training activities such as these are a very important part of securing the long-term future of Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.”
The training activity was facilitated by a team from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), based in Belize, with additional technical support from a member of Grenada’s National Climate Change Committee.
Over the three days of training, participants were exposed to a crash course on Climate, as well as current implications of Climate Change in the Region. They were also given practical planning activities which enabled them to make use of the CCORAL Tool.
The CCORAL tool, which is entirely online-based, has been “uniquely developed for government officials to integrate climate resilience into normal Caribbean decision-making processes and activities” according to the CCCCC.
The training and the tool is a part of Phase 2 of the Caribbean Risk Management Project.