Grenada Harvest 2030
Grenada Harvest 2030
For many years Grenada has encountered issues with its capacity to adequately supply potable water throughout the islands. A number of explanations have been given regarding the pace of this development, along with many suggestions aimed at curbing demand and increasing supply of this crucial resource. Although there have been media campaigns, led by both government, to broaden awareness of key conservation techniques, there is no evidence to suggest consideration for the promotion of Rain Water Harvesting as a key mitigation action to help with expanding water demand and providing a complementary water supply. Further to that, there is no evidence of a comprehensive intervention strategy that targets vulnerable groups. Without an approach that gives specific consideration to the vulnerable groups today, regarding capacity building in RWH, efforts to maximize on any future engagements will encounter lagging results and longer-than-usual delayed developmental impacts.

Harvest 2030 is an initiative which promotes a direct intervention into the education system in Grenada, targeting groups thought to be currently at high risk of minimal exposure to basic practical applications of RWH. To this extent, the project’s target group is 30 persons and the respective pre-qualification parameters are:
a) Female and Male students
b) Secondary School 3rd forms and above
c) Enrolled in one of or a combination of targeted courses
d) No practical experience in basic plumbing and/or RWH techniques

The selected parameters reflects the project’s focus on gender mainstreaming and capacity building within areas (plumbing) still viewed as non-tradition with regards to female participation. These students will be exposed to the basic techniques and tools used in harvesting rain water from the roof and gain crucial skills enabling them to take immediate or emergency actions in situations which require these interventions. Another objective of the project is to promote broader dialogue around RWH, with a view to allowing greater consideration and acknowledgement of its potential and importance within established policy frameworks. The project will take the form of three 3-day workshop, mixing classroom styled learning with practical / hands-on training exercises of RWH, along with an exchange experience with another developing country that has made noticeable strides in utilizing this technique.

The project can be quickly developed and tested within the abovementioned timeframe. Key assumptions are:
a) Endorsement by key governmental institutions (NAWASA, Min of Education & the Environment) for the provision of expertise and participation of selected students
b) Sufficient financial and/or technical endorsements from key private enterprises
c) Sizeable pool of prospective participants from the target group within the schools
d) Key educational institutions quickly identify students that meet the target group criteria

Objectives:
(i) Increased capacity of vulnerable groups (youth) in the area of Rain Water Harvesting
(ii) To encourage retraining of friends and families of participants enrolled in Harvest 2030
(iii) Increased private sector participation in RWH capacity building initiatives
(iv) Enhancement of government’s activities in promoting RWH
(v)Expansion of regional awareness to similar experiences faced in the area of water scarcity
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
St Andrew's Development Organisation
Country:
Grenada
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Grant Amount:
US$ 20,582.63
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 1,685.00
Project Number:
GRN / SIDS –CBA/16/05
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

Victoria Street, Grenville
St.Andrew's ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Kadijah Paula Edwards
Phone:
14734201540
Email:
Ms Akarda Ventour
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Address

P.O. Box 3486
St. George's