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Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in the CARICOM and Wider Caribbean Region. Strategy and Action Plan

The Strategy and action plan are part of an initiative of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture in the CARICOM and wider Caribbean region. The aim was to develop a strategy and action plan for integrating disaster risk management (DRM), climate change adaptation (CCA) and fisheries and aquaculture, with a focus on small-scale fisheries (SSF) and small-scale aquaculture. The strategy and action plan were reviewed and refined by65 local, national and regional stakeholders during the regional workshop on the Formulation of a strategy, action plan and programme proposal on disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in fisheries and aquaculture in the CARICOM and Wider Caribbean Region, which was held in Kingston, Jamaica, from 10 to 12 December 2012. The Strategy and action plan were subsequently adopted by CRFM member states in 2013.

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