Partnership OECS and GIZ

During the first phase of GIZ’s Global Programme ‘Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change’, the ‘Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States’ (OECS) was among the key political partners. A new article published on the OECS website highlights the partnership between GIZ and OECS and their collaborative efforts towards addressing the increasing climate change related challenges on human mobility in the region.

During the six years of partnership the Global Programme and the OECS implemented various initiatives. OECS internal staff and border officials had the oppurtunity to strategically elaborate on the impacts of climate change on human mobility in the region of Eastern Caribbean States by participating in scenario workshops. Another important milestone was the implementation of several capacity building workshops for border officials between 2020 and 2022. The workshops were able to capacitate 320 border officials. The third main pillar of the collaboration was the development of various knowledge product publications that covered topics like the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, a training manual for capacity building, a report on financing instruments in HMCCC, a report addressing gender and HMCCC and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including Guidelines for Cross-Border Disaster Displacement in the OECS region.

If you want to learn more about the Caribbean component of the Global Programme, click here for the factsheet.

Photo: © Sofia Rodrigues / Offenblende

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