Strengthening conservation and building community value of natural resources, through Ashton water catchment refurbishment, establishment of a community park and increasing capacity for protection of the Union Island gecko.
* Quality Assured Data from SGP’s Annual Monitoring Process as of June 30, 2021.
Strengthening conservation and building community value of natural resources, through Ashton water catchment refurbishment, establishment of a community park and increasing capacity for protection of the Union Island gecko.
All of the Grenadine islands are vulnerable to drought, which is becoming more severe. There is a constant decrease in rainfall and noticeable extension in recent years of the dry season from January to September. The farming activities have been reduced drastically and in some cases, are non-existent due to the lack of water. The situation is becoming more difficult with the prevalent impact of climate change. As a result of frequent water shortage, the following have become evident:

- Potential adverse impact on public health
- Increased pressure on poor and low income families who experience considerable hardship in coping with water shortages
- Increased pressure on public and private sectors to adopt “coping strategies” that are not cost-effective in the medium to long-term
- Limitations on potential economic development of the islands, especially in servicing and attracting tourism investment.


The objectives of the project are:

1. To provide alternative sources of water by refurbishment of the Ashton catchment and pipe work improve access of water for the community by December 2021.

2. To increase public awareness and education through the establishment of the community park in recognition of the Cultural Folks Law and history of Union Island by December 2021.

3. To build capacity for the rangers to highlight the importance of the Union Island Gecko, its forest habitat and their preservation by 2022.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Union Island Environmental Attackers
Country:
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 100,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 35,925.92
Project Number:
SVG/SGP/OP7/Y1/CORE/CC/21/02
Status:
Not active yet
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
The capacity needs of the grantee include: 1. Training in project management 2. Strategic planning and management 3. More fundraising initiatives
Gender Focus
The men in the community will be directly involved in the repair work that will be conducted on the water catchment, the development of community park. Men will also be involved in the capacity building activities for the improved monitoring and protection of the Union Island gecko. The women in the community will also be involved in all of the above activities as well as participate in the production of a managment plan for the Union Island gecko and other administrative logistics.
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Grantee Contact

Ms. Katrina Collins
Phone: 784 526 7457
Email: katrinella@yahoo.com
 

Address

Union Island
Kingstown , svd

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Tasheka Haynes
Email:

Address

P.O. Box 2338, SeaBreeze Bldg. Arnos Vale
KINGSTOWN, CARIBBEAN