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Project components

IWEco components

Component 1

IWEco National Projects

To develop and foster the implementation of targeted innovative, climate-change resilient approaches to Sustainable Land Management (SLM), Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) (including Water Use Efficiency (WUE)), Integrated Coastal Zone management (ICZM) and enhanced management and maintenance of ecosystem services, through the execution of eight national sub-projects.

Under this component, eight of the participating countries are implementing national sub-projects which apply the project approach to management of water, land and ecosystem management at specific sites. They include small-scale investments supported by the GEF-Small Grants Programme in order to enhance livelihood opportunities and socio-economic co-benefits for targeted communities from improved ecosystem services functioning.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Verifiable, evidence-based stress reduction at project sites.
  • Enhanced livelihood opportunities and socio-economic co-benefits for targeted communities from improved ecosystem services functioning.
  • Strengthened national systems for monitoring of environmental status with respect to key international agreements.
  • Strengthened national policy and legislation for the effective management of water, land and ecosystems resources that account for climate change and enhanced capacity.

Component 2

Strengthening of the Sustainable Land Management (SLM), Integrating Water Resources Management (IWRM) (and Water Use Efficiency (WUE)) and ecosystems Monitoring, and Indicators framework in all participating countries.

Expected Outcome:

  • Strengthened national and regional systems for monitoring of environmental status with respect to key international agreements.

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is a co-executing partner of the IWEco Project and is responsible for executing Component 2.

Component 3

Strengthening of the policy, legislative and institutional reforms and capacity building for SLM, IWRM/WUE and ecosystem services management in all participating countries.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Strengthened policy and legislation for the effective management of water, land and ecosystems resources that account for climate change.
  • Strengthened capacity of national and regional institutions and other stakeholders for water, land, and ecosystems management that account for climate change.

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is a co-executing partner of the GEF-IWEco project and is responsible, in collaboration with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), for executing Component 3.

Component 4

Enhancing knowledge exchange, best-practices, replication and stakeholder involvement.

Expected Outcome:

  • Improved engagement and information access for practitioners and other stakeholders through targeted knowledge sharing networks.

Supported By

  • The GEF
  • un environment
  • UNDP
  • UN Environment
  • carpha
  • CARICOM
  • OECS
  • SGP UNDP