Side event CARIGEO: Strengthening geospatial in the Caribbean
The CARIGEO initiative intends to improve and enhance the use of geospatial information for evidence-based decision making in the Caribbean. It also seeks to provide geospatial support to address regional issues in the Caribbean such as, disaster risk management and response, resilience management, climate change, economic development, the COVID-19 pandemic response, Agenda 2030 implementation, and also national priorities related to development strategies. This is in keeping with UNGGIM: Americas overall mandate as outlined in Article 5 of its Statutes. These efforts will build upon recent and on-going geospatial developments, leveraging indigenous skills and resources, as well as exploring and utilizing external resources and technical expertise. The overall aim is to ensure that this initiative is sustainable in the long-term and has a positive impact on the life of citizens of Caribbean states and territories.
CARIGEO Initiative - background and program plan
Bheshem Ramlal, University of West Indies, T&T
Application of Geospatial tools in Caribbean disaster management
Simone Lloyd, Ministry of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change, Jamaica & UN-GGIM Working Group on Disasters.
Artie Dubrie, ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
Challenges and opportunities:
Cecille Blake, UN-GGIM Secretariat