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Nature-based Solutions at work in Cuba

  • Date: December 2023
  • Language: English
  • Project Countries: Cuba

The IWEco national sub-project has sought to strengthen national capacities for integrated management of watersheds to support biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. This article highlights IWEco.Cuba implemented nature-based solutions across four watersheds - the Guanabo, Arimao, Agabama and San Juan watersheds - covering a combined area equivalent to 2.7% of the land area of Cuba.

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Empowered Communities in St Vincent & the Grenadines Manage Natural Resources for a Win-Win!

The COVID-19 pandemic beginning in 2020, followed by the eruption of La Soufrière volcano in April 2021, slowed IWEco National sub-Project activities in St. Vincent. In their wake, the affected communities expressed a strong desire for more sustainable livelihood opportunities.  Through its partners, the UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme (UNDP GEF SGP), which had responsibility for community interventions under IWEco’s Component 4, and the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), which developed and implemented a regional sustainable livelihoods activity, the IWEco Project was able to support the efforts of two community-based organizations  - the Sandy Bay Heritage Development Organisation  and the Madeira Valley Forest Organisation - working to enhance areas of historic and cultural significance while preserving the natural resource base of the island.

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IWEco countries review progress at 6th Regional Project Steering Committee Meeting, July 18 - 20, 2022

IWEco countries review progress at 6th Regional Project Steering Committee Meeting, 18 - 20 July in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. 

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Snapshots of Biodiversity in IWEco - IWEco launches a series of posters featuring flora and fauna in participating countries!

Introduction to the IWEco poster series: "Snapshots of Biodiversity in IWEco" prepared in commemoration of the International Day of Biodiversity 2022 (22 May).  

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Quarry Rehabilitation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Trinidad and Tobago - Caring for the Caribbean Future

On the International Day of Forests, 21st March 2022, we focus on the work of the Trinidad and Tobago National Project.  Listen to our 30-minute podcast, the second episode of ‘Caring for the Caribbean future’ recorded in November 2021, which highlights the mobilization of the Quarry Rehabilitation Champions and teaching them key skills to support their communities afterward.

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