G-CREWS Project Holds 2 Half-Day Inception Workshop To Bring Stakeholders Up To Date

PR –  Stakeholders will have an in-depth look into the Climate-Resilient Water Sector in Grenada (G-CREWS) project in a two-half day inception workshop planned for Wednesday 8th July and Thursday 9th July 2020. 

The main objective of the G-CREWS project is to increase systemic climate change resilience in Grenada’s water sector. The entire population of Grenada will benefit from the project. The success of the nation-wide water project relies on the input and collaboration of stakeholders- government, businesses, civil society groups and end-users alike. 

The objectives of this workshop will be to: 

  • Objective 1: Project objectives, expected activities, outputs, outcomes, impacts and proposed updates are well illustrated. 
  • Objective 2: Project deliverables, baselines and implementation arrangements vis-à-vis the prevailing situation are reviewed and agreed upon in line with the project proposal framework. 
  • Objective 3: Input on synergetic projects and current and planned initiatives in direct relation to the project context are collected. 
  • Objective 4: GCF requirements in terms of Environment and Social Safeguards (ESS), gender actions plans, reporting, funding conditions etc. are conveyed. 

Stakeholders from government, statutory bodies, private sector, civil society, youth, NGOs and media will give their input over the two-half day sessions. The workshop serves as the inception workshop required under the guidelines of the steering committee and the reporting guidelines of the donor. Due to the COVID-19 crisis the stakeholder workshop will be conducted as a virtual workshop. 

In this regard, you are invited to cover the opening and plenary session in addition to the Break group session #3 on the project’s awareness which follows immediately after on Wednesday 8th July 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:30 am via the online platform MS Teams

Opening & Plenary session link: https://bit.ly/gcrews_plenaryday1 

Break out session #3 on awareness link: https://bit.ly/gcrews_breakout3 

About the Project 

The main objective of the G-CREWS project is to increase systemic climate change resilience in Grenada’s water sector. 

The G-CREWS project will be developed in the following five components: 

  • Climate-Resilient Water Governance 
  • Climate-Resilient Water Users 
  • Climate-Resilient Water Supply Systems 
  • Additional Contributions of the Water Sector to Grenada’s climate goals 
  • Regional learning and replication 

Jointly financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) under its International Climate Initiative (IKI), the Government of Grenada and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) will implement the G-CREWS project. 

Over the next six years, the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Physical Development; Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport and Implementation; the Grenada Development Bank (GDB) and the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) in partnership with German Development Cooperation (GIZ) will implement the project with a total budget of 45.297 Million Euro (Approximately $135 million XCD). 

For further information contact: Ms. Gennil Reuben, Communications Specialist, Climate- Resilient Water Sector in Grenada (G-CREWS).