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World Bank, Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Government of Dominica

August 2011 to June 2012.

World Bank staff consultant retained as Team Leader/Climate Change Mainstreaming Specialist as part of technical team retained by the World Bank to assist the Government of  Dominica in the development of its US$65 million Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) funded through the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) under the Climate Investment Fund (CIF). 

The preparation of Dominica’s Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development Strategy and SPCR - a 10-year national strategy and investment program for low carbon climate resilient development - required a process of scoping, reviewing, analysis and integration of possible ongoing plans and programs.

 The assignment involved coordinating, at the national, district and local levels, a series of Risk Assessments, Capacity Assessments, Climate Resilience Assessments, and the identification of a range of feasible technology and investment options for building a low carbon climate resilient “Green Economy”. Assisted the PPCR Private Sector Thematic Working Group in the identification of viable technology and investment options to address priority climate change risks to Dominica’s private sector. 

Proposed investment options include the establishment of a sustainable financing mechanism to provide sustainable, long-term support for the implementation of priority mitigation and adaptation measures under the Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development Strategy  (download here)  and compendium Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) (download here) . A cost-benefit analysis was undertaken of proposed investment options to define the economic benefits of proposed investment options.

 Assisted the Government in organizing and convening an international donor’s and development partners meeting to mobilize financing for Dominica’s Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development Strategy , which has been registered by the Government of Dominica as the country’s National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in furtherance of resolutions concluded at the Sixteenth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP16).

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