On the 25th – 26th, April 2022, the second Project Development & Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop (PDMEW) of the project: “Harnessing Innovative Technologies to Support Resilient Settlements on the Coastal Zones of the Caribbean (HIT RESET Caribbean)” was conducted, via Zoom.

The key objectives of this workshop were to: 

  1. To clarify the purpose and objectives of HIT RESET Caribbean. 
  2. To provide insight from the Pilot Call exercise
  3. To explain the steps required to demonstrate eligibility
  4. To explain the financial reporting requirements and procedures 
  5. To provide insights on improving sustainability and monitoring and evaluation 
  6. To provide detailed feedback to improve the draft Open call proposals or Q&A on specific project issues (Day 2)

Although there were thirty-eight registered participants with twenty-seven being considered as participants and eleven considered as part of the implementation team for the workshop, the workshop was considered a success, based on the participant’s response.

Broken into a two-day training session day one aimed to provide further clarification on the project and provided techniques for strengthening participants’ proposals. Some of the key topics covered were as follows :

  • Overview of HIT RESET Caribbean and Purpose of Workshop
  • Key Elements for Eligibility and Proposal Submission 
  • Financial Reporting Requirements
  • General Guidance on Improving Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Guidance from the EU

Day two facilitated individual team feedback on draft proposals which were submitted by  15th April, 2022. This included participants such as the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Smith Warner International, Coastal Dynamics, and Spatial Vision.

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.