South-South Exchange between GEF Small Programme in Belize and CubaSep 14, 2017
The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in Belize, Cuba and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a South-South exchange on 26th July – 2nd August 2017. The GEF SGP Cuba received the Sustainable Development Award in 2016 and proceeded to use the award to support the south -south exchange to Belize. The delegation from Cuba included the GEF SGP National Coordinator, Mr. Fabio Fajardo, Dr. Angel Quiroz, Fisheries Specialist, Mr. Noel Morales, Sponge Cultivation Expert and Mr. Maisel Miranda, Sponge cultivation assistant.
This south - south exchange fostered knowledge sharing on seascape experiences, innovative techniques towards promoting and securing sustainable fisheries such as Managed Access in Belize. Furthermore, this exchange allowed for demonstration of SGP`s supported community eco-tourism model and projects which provided valuable interchange of knowledge and experience for the SGP programme in Cuba as the programme seeks to promote community-tourism based initiative through its programming interventions in OP6 and beyond. Click the link below to download the full report on the South-South Exchange.
Report on South-South Exchange Cuba and Belize GEF Small Grants Programme