Call for Technical Papers – Join the Conversation on Urban Planning and Land Management


We are pleased to announce the Call for Technical Papers on the use of innovation in the planning and management of coastal settlement in the Caribbean: Opportunities and Limitations’. As an esteemed member of the research community, we invite you to contribute your expertise by submitting a proposal for Caribbean countries contribute to and support The University of the West Indies.

Caribbean countries are not major contributors of greenhouse gases but are at the forefront of the impacts of climate change. Among these impacts are expected to be sea level rise and increases in hydro-meteorological events such as storm surges and hurricanes. Such events will impact the wellbeing of populations in the Caribbean, as approximately 70% of people live in coastal cities and informal settlements, and most major infrastructure is also located in the coastal zone. Urban planning and settlement management are hampered by uncoordinated national and regional decision-making, limited stakeholder engagement, ineffective resource allocation, and policies that are ill-equipped to support innovation. Thus, there is a need to strengthen planning and management and more aggressively encourage the uptake of innovations in technology(ies) to reduce vulnerabilities and enhance resilience in coastal communities. Developing the capacity to identify vulnerabilities, anticipate climate change influences, and plan and implement innovative mitigation and adaptation measures is key to HIT RESET Caribbean.

HIT RESET Caribbean is seeking a consultant (or team) for the consultancy: Please see attached Terms of Reference: 

TOR Technical papers Innovation in planning and management HIT RESET Caribbean

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to present your research findings and contribute to the collective knowledge on climate change resilience.

Information should be sent to:

Dr. Perry Polar

Project Manager, HIT RESET Caribbean

St Augustine Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (StACIE)

Deadline for receipt

Friday 15th June, 2023 (12 midnight ECT)

For more detailed information regarding the submission process, guidelines, and important dates, please see our official website

Thank you for considering this invitation, and we look forward to receiving your contributions.

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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.