The OECS – A Blue Economy Leader Among SIDS
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 4th , 2020 (ZIZ News): The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) of which St. Kitts and Nevis is a member, is a forerunner among Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in transitioning to a Blue Economy.
So says Dr. Yolanda Alleyne, a qualified regional environmental planner with over 30 years of experience in spatial planning in CARICOM Member States.
Dr. Alleyne is currently Leading a team of consultants who are developing coastal master plans and marine spatial plans in five OECS countries.
Speaking during a recent webinar, Dr. Alleyne says the OECS stands out as a front runner in transitioning to a Blue Economy.
The OECS – a Blue Economy Leader among SIDS
“I would say that the OECS is definitely one of the forerunners, on the leading edge ……
“which puts the OECS as one of the frontrunners across the region.”
A key component of the Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project (CROP), is Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP).
Under the CROP, coastal and marine spatial plans are being developed for Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The CROP is gearing up for a fresh round of CMSP Consultations with key stakeholders in these five member states.
The Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project (CROP) is funded by the Global Environment Facility through the World Bank. It aims to move OECS Member States closer to a blue economy.