- British: Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands
- Dutch: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten
- French: Saint-Barthélemy
The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, being the Regional Authorising Officer for the 11th EDF Caribbean Regional Programme, represents vis-à-vis the EU the 12 Caribbean OCTs. The RAO plays a key role in information sharing, knowledge management, and in liaising with national authorities and other stakeholders of the Caribbean OCTs. Various stakeholders can be identified in the individual OCTs: governmental representatives, NGOs, focal points for the regional programme and departmental staff dealing with resilience, climate change adaptation, disaster preparedness, energy and biodiversity, research and/or educational institutes, gender machinery, private sector.
The Action shall be carried out at the following location: all twelve Caribbean OCTs qualify for activities of this action, but exact locations of the activities are not yet known. The project team will be based in Sint Maarten and supported by Expertise France liaison office in Paris.
The overall objective of the action is to strengthen environmentally sustainable economic development in the Caribbean OCTs. The key specific objectives to be pursued based on the consultation of both the Regional Authorising Officer and the Caribbean OCTs are indicatively described below. They represent the three components of the Action:
- Sustainable Energy: To increase the energy efficiency of infrastructures with high impact on energy consumption ;
- Marine biodiversity: To improve protection and sustainable management of the OCTs marine biodiversity;
- Resilience: To increase the resilience of the Caribbean OCTs to adapt to extreme and recurrent natural events (transversal component).
Expertise France aims to contribute to the Caribbean countries’ social, economic and environmental development. Building resilience to the effects of climate change, striving towards a low carbon economy and marine biodiversity protection will contribute to sustainable economic development in the Region, including gender equality.
Great emphasis will systematically be given on the participatory design of the project and its management, from the beginning involving all relevant stakeholders (beneficiaries, civil society, local population, funding institutions, etc.). Furthermore, stimulation of the development process through progressive learning by the beneficiaries is also considered as an absolute prerequisite and major indicator of the project’s success.
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