Caribbean SIDS relevant climate change and disasters indicators for evidence-based policies: Final regional workshop of the project 2023
The Statistics Division and the Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in collaboration with United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) have been working together since 2020 with selected Caribbean countries at the national level to strengthen institutional and statistical capacities to better produce, disseminate and use environment, climate change and disaster indicators. Work at the country level has helped in identifying coordination and data sharing as the most critical areas where exchange of knowledge and experiences and peer learning at the regional level bring the most value for countries. This final regional workshop as part of the Development Account 12th Tranche (DA12) project on Caribbean SIDS relevant climate change and disasters indicators for evidence-based policies is being organized to share the experiences of the countries through the project and a final compilation of the main products of the project.
This workshop will be a space for the project management and beneficiary countries to share the results achieved and experiences generated through this mission. The project implementing agencies of the United Nations will show the main results gained in the region and stakeholders from National Statistical Offices, Ministries of Environment, and Emergency and Disaster Management authorities of members and associate members of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) will share their own point of view on the acquired experiences and knowledge gained in the environment, climate change, and disaster statistical areas in their organisations hence of the project.
The objectives of the workshop are to:
- Enable a safe space for participants to share the specific challenges identified and their own learnings about the coordination and data sharing processes of environment, climate change and disaster statistics.
- Present the accomplishments of the DA12 project on “Caribbean SIDS relevant climate change and disasters indicators for evidence-based policies”.
10 Mayo 2023
Opening session09:00 a 10:30
Moderator: Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development Unit, ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
• Dillon Alleyne, Deputy Director ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
• Rolando Ocampo, Director, Statistics Division, ECLAC
• Chamberlain Emmanuelle, Head, Environmental Sustainability Division, OECS Commission
• Reena Shah, Head of Environment Statistics Section, UNSD
• Paz Patiño, Paris21
• Satee Boodoo, Assistant Director of Statistics, CSO, Trinidad & Tobago Government
- Faustina Wiggins, Director, Regional Statistics Programme, CARICOM Secretariat
Session 1: The DA12th project. A summary of the project's progress10:50 a 12:00
- Georgina Alcantar, ECLAC Statistics Division▪ Introductory PresentationGeorgina Alcantar, ECLAC Statistics Division▪ DA 12 Project: Main resultsFrancisco Jimenez, ECLAC▪ Platform for resilienceJosé Luis Olarte, ECLAC▪ Visualisation exercices» Questions and Answers
Session 2: Contributions of international partners. The perspective of our main partners12:10 a 13:00
- Paz Patiño, PARIS21Climate change data ecosystems for better climate actionMarcus Newbury, UNSDUNSD’s perspective: Accomplishments of the DA12 project and further engagement» Questions and Answers
Session 3: Contributions of regional partners. The perspective of our main partners14:00 a 15:30
- Faustina Wiggins, CARICOM SecretariatFarzana Yusuf-Leon, OECSThe perspective of the OECS CommissionCarlos de Miguel, ECLACPriorities from the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division» Questions and AnswersAbdullahi Abdulkadri, ECLAC▪ Conclusion of the day
11 Mayo 2023
Session 4: Countries perspective of the DA12 benefits09:00 a 12:50
Moderator: Janet Martin, ECLAC
Welcome, overview of Day 1
Francisco Jimenez, ECLAC
▪ Interactive feedback from the participants (Slido)
To promote the interchange of the national point of view about the DA12 project and its outcomes and the possible uses of their statistical work to support national policy making.
- Sherwyn Greenidge, Department of Environment and Tracelyn Joseph, Statistics Division1. Antigua and BarbudaDepartment of the Environment2. BelizeKimisha Thomas, Ministry of Environment, Rural Modernization and Kalinago Upliftment3. DominicaJunior Alexis, Central Statistical Office4. GrenadaDepartment of Statistics, Ministry of Sustainable Development5. Saint Kitts and Nevis6. Santa LuciaAnjali De Abreu-Kisoensingh, General Bureau of Statistics (GBS) and Donovan Bogor, National Institute for Environment and Development in Suriname (NIMOS)7. SurinameAbdullahi Abdulkadri, ECLAC▪ Summary session 4
Session 5: Data communications for advancing climate action12:50 a 17:50
During this workshop facilitated by PARIS21, participants will learn about good practices and principles for impactful communication of national climate change, environment, and disaster indicators.
- PARIS21,▪ Getting-started: How can you communicate data for impact in decision making?PARIS21,▪ Group Activity Part 1: Identifying an environmental issue that matters and finding its data▪ Group Activity Part 2: Defining the audience of your information▪ Group Activity Part 3: Developing a communication data product that matters to the audience
12 Mayo 2023
Session 5: Data communications for advancing climate action (conclusion)09:00 a 10:10
Moderator: Alberto Malmierca, ECLAC
Welcome, overview of Day 2
- PARIS21Feedback conversation about the day before experience
Session 6: Sustainability of project outcomes10:30 a 11:00
Possible future to maintain the interchange result of DA12 project on the region.
- Abdullahi Abdulkadri, ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the CaribbeanFrancisco Jimenez, ECLACInteractive feedback from the participants (Slido)
Session 7: Other initiatives for collaboration with environmental, climate change and disaster statistics11:00 a 12:10
Possible spaces to collaborate:
- Inter-American Development BankJavier Neme, PNUMAJennifer Guralnick, UNDRR▪ Sendai Framework Monitor» Questions and Answers
Session 8: Some ideas for next steps12:10 a 12:40
What is next? What can we do? Conversation:
- Needs identification.
- Collaboration spaces.
- Topics and tools reviewing
Closing ceremony12:40 a 13:00
- Satee Boodoo, Assistant Director of Statistics, CSO, Trinidad & Tobago GovernmentRolando Ocampo, Director of Statistics Division of ECLACDillon Allene, Director of Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean of ECLAC
The working language of the workshop was English.