[MEDIA ALERT] Insuring the Livelihoods in Low Income Communities

[MEDIA ALERT] Insuring the Livelihoods in Low Income Communities

Press invitation

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 — As the rainy season approaches the OECS Commission and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) continue efforts to strengthen resilience in at-risk communities through flood mitigation initiatives and disaster prevention.

WHAT

The Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in the Caribbean Project  (CRAIC) has been designed to provide microinsurance coverage to low-income individuals and help countries to better implement climate change adaptation. The Livelihood Protection Policy (LPP) is designed to help protect the livelihoods of vulnerable low-income individuals such as small farmers, tourism workers, fishers, market vendors and day labourers, by providing quick cash payouts following extreme weather events (high winds and heavy rainfall).

WHO
Participants include: 

  • OECS Social & Sustainable Development Division
  • Representatives of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC)
  • Representatives of the Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in the Caribbean Project  (CRAIC)
  • Malgretoute Community Action Trust
  • Micoud Constituency Council
  • Fishermen
  • Vendors
  • Tourism Workers

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The media houses.

WHEN
April 26 at 5:00 PM. 

WHERE
Micoud Secondary School
Saint-Lucia

MEDIA CONTACT
Doris Nol
media@oecs.org
+1758-285-7399

OECS Communications Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Josette Edward-Charlemagne Programme Officer, OECS Social & Sustainable Development Division at OECS