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2019

CCRIF Internship Programme 2019 Supports 19 Young Caribbean Professionals to Gain Work Experience in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, August 2, 2019. Under its Regional Internship Programme for 2019, CCRIF has placed 19 young university graduates from 7 Caribbean countries as interns in 14 national or regional host organizations to gain work experience and assist these organizations with undertaking key assignments or research. Each year CCRIF allocates US$75,000 to the programme which is used to provide each intern with a stipend for the 2-month internship and for airfare and accommodation for those interns placed in organizations outside of their home country.

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Caribbean Countries to Benefit from Access to Insurance for the Fisheries Sector

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, July 3, 2019. CCRIF SPC and the World Bank are pleased to announce that on July 1, the Facility issued the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability FaciliTy (COAST) fisheries parametric insurance policy to two of its member governments – Grenada and Saint Lucia. The COAST insurance policies provide coverage for fisherfolk and other players in the fisheries industry to enable them to recover quickly after weather-related events.  Initial funding for COAST has been provided by the U.S. State Department.
 

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Caribbean Governments Renew their Insurance Coverage with CCRIF for 2019/20

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, June 18, 2019.  As of June 1, all Caribbean members of CCRIF SPC completed the selection of their CCRIF insurance portfolio for 2019/20, with nine Caribbean governments increasing their level of coverage for at least one of their policies and one country purchasing cover for an additional peril (tropical cyclone) that it did not have last year.

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Caribbean Countries to benefit from Partnership to Develop Climate-resilient Fisheries and Aquaculture Industries

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, April 10, 2019. The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and CCRIF SPC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop climate-resilient fisheries and aquaculture industries in the region. The purpose of the MOU is to formalize collaboration around the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability Facility (COAST) initiative, which will help to reduce the risk that climate change poses to food security and nutrition and to mitigate climate change impacts on sustainable food production as it relates to the fisheries sector.

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CCRIF Expands Membership in Central America - Welcomes Panama

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, January 7, 2019. CCRIF SPC is pleased to announce that the Government of Panama has joined the Facility and has purchased parametric insurance cover for excess rainfall. Panama joined the Facility as a late entrant this policy year which began on June 1, 2018. CCRIF’s membership now stands at 21 countries – 19 Caribbean governments and 2 Central American governments. CCRIF welcomed four new countries to the Facility this policy year - British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, St.
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