What is DARAJA and BReTCAT, in Jamaica?
This video, filmed in Kingston, Jamaica, features representatives from stakeholder organisations (public safety, essential services, farming, fisheries, transport and the media) who came together with representatives of communities vulnerable to high impact weather conditions, with Meteorological Service of Jamaica (MSJ) and Resurgence, to co-design new weather impact messages for the public.
Watch the Video here.
The BReTCAT project was inspired by DARAJA and co-funded by The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative.
Resurgence and its partners, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica (MSJ), the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC), The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) and the University of the West Indies, created the Building Resilience Through Climate Adaptation Technologies (BReTCAT) Project in Jamaica.
Resurgence is a key partner in BReTCAT where its DARAJA principles, developed to enhance the resilience of large cities to weather and climate, are being applied for the first time to a small island developing state.
Resurgence is facilitating the involvement of forecast users and vulnerable communities in Jamaica in the co-design of improved weather forecasts for this Caribbean island of nearly three million people.