Developing a Road Map to Restore the Functionality of Monkey River Watershed as a Conveyor of Water and Sediment to Monkey River Village and Port Honduras Marine Reserve
This project and its activities are designed to reduce the short-term threat to life and property posed by beach erosion in Monkey River Village, while simultaneously developing a road map that will lay out the specific steps needed to understand the causes of the problem with sufficient detail to design a well-targeted response. The project aims to harness the knowledge, creativity, and enthusiasm of local watersheds residents, and to infuse this with the knowledge and advice of external experts. Experts will be strategically engaged to describe the complex interactions between watershed geology, land use, climate change, sea level rise, and changing coastal dynamics.

The goal of the project is: To conserve, restore, and protect the Monkey River watershed and the function of downstream coastal and marine ecosystems through emergency response measures and the development of a road map to improve watershed management.

The main objectives of the project are:

1) Design and implement emergency shoreline stabilization measures to avert imminent property loss.
2) Develop a road map of the measures needed to restore the funct ionalit y of the Monkey River as a conveyor of water and sediment to the PHMR.
3) Build the capacity of the Monkey River Watershed Association to implement necessary actions in the coming decade(s).
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee: Monkey River Watershed Association
Country: Belize
Area Of Work: Community Based Adaptation
CapDev
Operational Phase: Phase 6
Grant Amount: US$ 25,000.00
Co-Financing Cash: US$ 6,750.00
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 28,709.50
Project Number: BZE/OAK-PHASEII/2017/04
Start Date: 6/2017
End Date: 5/2018
Status: Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Both children and adults will be participating in project activities, and environmental awareness will be built through river clean up, beach clean up, and village clean up efforts.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Project implementation will be carried out partly through the mobilization of community members from Monkey River Village and the broader MRWA membership. The villagers have pledged their support to provide local expertise to expert advisers and in the development of the road map.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Mario Muschamp
Email: jmarlin@bfreebz.org
 

Address

Monkey River Village
Toledo District ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Leonel Requena
Phone: (501) 822-2462
Email: leonel.requena@undp.org
 

Address

UNDP Belize,3rd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building Complex ,P.O. Box 53,South Ring Road,
Belmopan, Central America