Govt of Dominica collaborates with UNDP to start workshops for Kalinago people

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has been planning to start a series of workshops to help the people of the Kalinago tribe, the island's indigenous community.

Govt of Dominica collaborates with UNDP to start workshops for Kalinago people

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has been planning to start a series of workshops to help the people of the Kalinago tribe, the island’s indigenous community.

The workshop will focus on providing access to climate financing to build more resilient communities. The government of Dominica would conduct these workshops in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) via EnGenDER.

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has mentioned, “The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, with support from UNDP through, EnGenDER launched a series of workshops to help the island’s indigenous people Kalinago to access climate financing to build more resilient communities. This is why the workshops are important.”

Meanwhile, the Minister of Environment, Rural Modernisation, and Minister of Kalinago Affairs, Conzier Fredrick, said that the space is on the frontline of climate change, and the issue must be guided as early as possible. He added that not everyone might be behind producing emissions, but it will affect everyone, keeping in mind that, all must actively participate in the movement to improve the condition.

The minister added, “This project is essential for us here in the Kalinago space because we are on the frontline of climate change. We do not produce all of the emissions that cause those changes, but we are affected by it.”

He further added, “So it is significant for the people in the community to participate in the movement to come forward for the first climate-resilient country.”

Earlier week before, the minister for Kalinago upliftment stated that the government had adopted a project to improve the knowledge and awareness about climate change and disaster risk management.

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The Building Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change and Disaster Risk project officially began on February 2, Wednesday, in the Kalinago Territory, and it is expected to be completed in October 2023.