Integrating Watershed and Coastal Management (IWCAM)

http://www.iwcam.org

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In the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS), high population densities, combined with population growth, urbanization and increased development, particularly residential and tourist resort development, has led to the contamination of underlying aquifers and surface water, and deterioration of coastal water quality.

The Project Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management (IWCAM) in the Small Island Development States (SIDS) of the Caribbean, with a value of USD 22 Million, was approved by the Global Environment Facility  (GEF) in May 2004. Implementing agencies are the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Executing agencies are the Secretariat of the Cartagena Convention (UNEP-CAR/RCU) and the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI).

The thirteen participating SIDS are; Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago. The length of the Project is 5 years and commenced in the second quarter of 2005. The Project Coordinating Unit is located at the CEHI, as agreed by the Implementing and Executing Agencies and the participating countries and was established in May 2006, when the Regional Project Coordinator assumed duties.

The Fairtrade Foundation — through the St Lucian Fairtrade Farmers’ Association

http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/producers/bananas/winfa/conrad_james.aspx

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The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards.  The Foundation was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft and the World Development Movement, later joined by the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.  Member organisations now also include Banana Link, Methodist Relief and Development Fund, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, People & Planet, SCIAF, Shared Interest Foundation, Soroptimist International , Tearfund and the United Reformed Church.

The Foundation is the UK member of Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO), which unites 21 labelling initiatives across Europe, Japan, North America, Mexico and Australia/New Zealand as well as networks of producer organisations from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF)

http://www.slusdf.org/

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The Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) is the amalgamation of the Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) and the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF).

The Ministry of Social Transformation initiated the amalgamation in an effort to streamline the delivery of the services provided by the two agencies.

As an amalgamated entity, the SSDF eliminates the duplication of effort and combines the resources of these two agencies in a single, strengthened, and coordinated manner to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the most marginalized persons and attain social and economic advancement of the Saint Lucian society.

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2 Responses to “Our Partners”

  1. Marsha Says:

    Good job guys. I oobserved the farmers this morning and how eager they were to receive their plants as part of your project. Keep up the good work.

  2. Cornelius Isaac Says:

    Hi to all,

    This was an example of how young people can make a difference. Never forget how easy it is to degrade and how hard it is to preserve or rehab.

    Congratulation to Neil and his team

    Cornelius Isaac
    IWCAM Project Site Manager

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