Amrita Karia

Blueprint for Resilience: Transforming Bluefields into a Climate-Smart Coastal Community

The Bluefields Climate Smart and Resilient Settlement (BCSRS) is an initiative designed to transform Bluefields, a small coastal settlement in Westmoreland, Jamaica, into a model of climate resilience and sustainable urban development. This project is coordinated by Spatial Innovision Limited, Jamaica and is one of the nine pilot projects under the European Union- funded “Harnessing

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Join us at the Caribbean Urban Forum 2024!

The Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF) is an international conference on urban planning and development, land management and other spatial planning related topics relevant to the Caribbean context. Established in 2011, this annual event travels to different Caribbean countries, bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders—including practitioners, policymakers, and researchers—to share experiences and knowledge on ongoing

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Building Stronger Shores: The Power of Community and Stakeholder Engagement in Coastal Resilience

Scaling up coastal resilience projects is an important step in the fight to protect coastal communities from the increasing threats of climate change, such as rising sea levels, flooding, and coastal erosion. To achieve long- term success, these scaled- up projects must incorporate strong community engagement and stakeholder involvement. These elements ensure that scaling up

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Understanding and Implementing Scaling Up: Key Concepts and Strategies

What is “Scaling Up”? Scaling up entails taking successful projects, programs, interventions, results, or policies and expanding them so they can benefit more people. Think of it as taking a great idea and making it bigger and better so that it can reach more communities and have a lasting impact. For example, our HIT RESET

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This project aims to provide support for projects which develop innovations to increase resilience in coastal communities of the Caribbean, as well as strengthen institutions, national and local governments’ ability to leverage information and knowledge for policy amendments.