Our Climate Resilience Initiative (CRI) is focused on investing in emergency preparedness and climate adaptation of health, shelter and communication projects across the Caribbean.
What we've accomplished
By investing in preparedness and working with on-the-ground partners, we are enabling more communities to better withstand natural disasters before they hit.
CRI projects, which range from infrastructure hardening projects to gender-integrated emergency response planning in the Caribbean, serve as models that can be replicated and scaled to enable other high-risk regions around the world to be better prepared to withstand the effects of climate change.
Belize Family Life Association (BFLA)
Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA)
Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA)
Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School
Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT)
Engineers Without Borders
Fos Feministas (formerly IPPFWHR)
Haiti Air Ambulance
Health Equity International
Hope For Haiti
Morne Prosper Primary School
Paix Bouche Primary School
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Rocky Mountain Institute
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of the West Indies (UWI)
Westbury Primary School
Creating Scalable Models
Our CRI projects serve as models of preparedness that can be replicated on larger scales in the Caribbean and around the world. To this end, CLF and its partners are committed to available and open access knowledge sharing by making case study packages of our projects available in multiple languages, starting with the Profamilia Clinic, Dominican Republic.
MEET ANDERSON OF THE BFPA
Wherever disaster strikes, health facilities are a critical component of emergency preparedness. We invest in organizations like the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA), led by Executive Director Anderson Langdon, so that they can be prepared to stay open during natural disasters and serve as sustainable disaster response hubs.
ABOUT OUR WORK WITH
Barbados Family Planning Association
Under the Health Pillar, CLF is committed to supporting clinics across the Caribbean with a focus on clinics that provide sexual and reproductive health care. This ensures that in the wake of disasters that there is no interruption to these services through the local, effective, efficient and emphasis on response preparation. The hardening of clinics can also help take the load off of main hospitals after disasters and are most frequently accessed by rural and vulnerable communities.
CLF supported the BFPA in their search for a new building and was successful in 2021 in securing a new location at the Harmony General Building . The new location will enable the BFPA to continue to serve as the primary source for affordable reproductive health services in Barbados. CLF looks forward to continuing to support this work and help the BFPA become a model climate resilient facility. CLF has also supported the BFPA with internal upgrades to the building and the procurement of key medical equipment for the improvement and introduction of new services.
CLF assesses opportunities to engage in emergency response on a case by case basis through the support of community-based organizations that have overall long-term strategies and goals which build on initiatives that are in alignment with the CRI pillars of health, shelter and communications.
Our work in Haiti
After a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Haiti on August 14, 2021, which was along the same faultline as the 2010 earthquake, CLF quickly mobilized support through partnership with local grassroots, Haitian-led organizations. CLF was able to provide urgent assistance to the communities most affected, while also focusing on the longer term goal of resilience building with these communities and organisations.
Our emergency response partners included: CapraCare, FCH- ESPWA, FOKAL, Haiti Air Ambulance, Health Equity International, Hope For Haiti, Project Medishare and Zanmi Lasante.
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