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Caribbean SIDS relevant climate change and disasters indicators for evidence-based policies: Final regional workshop of the project 2023

10 de mayo de 2023|Evento

Institutionalizing sound evidence-based sustainable development policies in the Caribbean requires quality, timely, and accessible climate change and disasters indicators that are harmonized and comparable across countries.

Background

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.

Objective

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 session

    09:00 a 10:30

    Moderator: Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development Unit, ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean 

    Opening ceremony
    • 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

  • Session 1: The DA12th project. A summary of the project's progress

    10:50 a 12:00
    • Georgina Alcantar, ECLAC Statistics Division
      ▪ Introductory Presentation
      Georgina Alcantar, ECLAC Statistics Division
      ▪ DA 12 Project: Main results
      Francisco Jimenez, ECLAC
      ▪ Platform for resilience
      José Luis Olarte, ECLAC
      ▪ Visualisation exercices
           » Questions and Answers
  • Session 2: Contributions of international partners. The perspective of our main partners

    12:10 a 13:00
    • Paz Patiño, PARIS21
      Climate change data ecosystems for better climate action
      Marcus Newbury, UNSD
      UNSD’s perspective: Accomplishments of the DA12 project and further engagement
      » Questions and Answers
  • Session 3: Contributions of regional partners. The perspective of our main partners

    14:00 a 15:30
    • Faustina Wiggins, CARICOM Secretariat
      Farzana Yusuf-Leon, OECS
      The perspective of the OECS Commission
      Carlos de Miguel, ECLAC
      Priorities from the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division
           » Questions and Answers
      Abdullahi Abdulkadri, ECLAC
      ▪ Conclusion of the day

11 Mayo 2023

  • Session 4: Countries perspective of the DA12 benefits

    09:00 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 Division
      1.   Antigua and Barbuda
      Department of the Environment
      2.   Belize
      Kimisha Thomas, Ministry of Environment, Rural Modernization and Kalinago Upliftment
      3.   Dominica
      Junior Alexis, Central Statistical Office
      4.   Grenada
      Department of Statistics, Ministry of Sustainable Development
      5.   Saint Kitts and Nevis
      6.   Santa Lucia
      Anjali De Abreu-Kisoensingh, General Bureau of Statistics (GBS) and Donovan Bogor, National Institute for Environment and Development in Suriname (NIMOS)
      7.   Suriname
      Abdullahi Abdulkadri, ECLAC
      ▪ Summary session 4
  • Session 5: Data communications for advancing climate action

    12:50 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

    • PARIS21
      Feedback conversation about the day before experience
  • Session 6: Sustainability of project outcomes

    10:30 a 11:00

    Possible future to maintain the interchange result of DA12 project on the region.

    • Abdullahi Abdulkadri, ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
      Francisco Jimenez, ECLAC
      Interactive feedback from the participants (Slido)
  • Session 7: Other initiatives for collaboration with environmental, climate change and disaster statistics

    11:00 a 12:10

    Possible spaces to collaborate:

  • Session 8: Some ideas for next steps

    12:10 a 12:40
    What is next? What can we do? 
    Conversation:
    - Needs identification.
    - Collaboration spaces.
    - Topics and tools reviewing

     

  • Closing ceremony

    12:40 a 13:00

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    Participants of the final regional workshop of the project Caribbean SIDS relevant climate change and disasters indicators for evidence-based policies
    • Satee Boodoo, Assistant Director of Statistics, CSO, Trinidad & Tobago Government
      Rolando Ocampo, Director of Statistics Division of ECLAC
      Dillon Allene, Director of Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean of ECLAC

Información práctica

Language
The working language of the workshop was English.