Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change and Reducing Disaster Risk in Peckham and Surrounding Communities, Clarendon

Date of Approval
October, 2017
Country
Approved total
$783,850 (621,500 through CDRRF Grant and $162,350 by Implementing Agency & Partners)
Partners
Clarendon Municipal Corporation, College of Agriculture, Science and Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Peckham Branch, Jamaica Agricultural Society, Planning Institute of Jamaica, Rural Agricultural Development Authority, Social Development Commission, Tweedside Farmers Group
Implementing agency
Environmental Health Foundation
Status
Active
OVERVIEW

The project aims to increase the resilience of Peckham and surrounding communities in Clarendon to natural hazards and climate change impacts.  Project activities will enable community members to: enhance food security and livelihoods by establishing an aquaponics system powered by renewable energy; improve land and water management; prepare hazard maps and implement vulnerability assessments; and increase knowledge and awareness of climate change adaptation measures.

  • Project Communities: Clarendon - Peckham, Fearon District, Tweedside, Wisbeach; and
  • Surrounding Communities - Johns Hall, Morgans Forest, Grantham, Sanguinetti, Silent Hill, Top Alston, and Frankfield