International Science School “Building resilient societies through the links between research, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Caribbean”

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The school will provide a space for collective learning in relation to environmental adaptation in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). This capacity-building event is conceived as a knowledge brokering exercise that will bring together academics, public officials and representatives from civil society, representing diverse countries from the Caribbean region, prioritizing young participants and women.

It will focus on the identification of capacity gaps that might exist at the sub-national, national and sub-regional levels in relation to connecting scientific research with agendas for adaptation to climate change. Participants will address possible alternatives for the solution of those gaps.

The event is a collaborative capacity building initiative of several international science programmes of UNESCO: the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, the Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOCARIBE), the International Hydrological Programme (IHP), the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) and the Small Islands and Indigenous Knowledge Section.

The school will be organized by the Cuban MOST National Committee and the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO with support of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) of the Republic of Cuba.

The school will propose possible alternatives for policy actions aimed at disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Caribbean.

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Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 28.05.2018 09:00 local time
End 01.06.2018 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Crowley, John
Organizer UNESCO
Contact John Crowley, ; Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez,
Country Cuba
City Havana
Venue Hotel Nacional de Cuba
Street Calle 21 esquina a O. Vedado. Plaza
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of Cuba to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 70
Official Website Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme
Link 1 IOC Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions
Link 2 Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Link 3 Man and the Biosphere Programme
Link 4 International Hydrological Programme