Project Details

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Digital Approcahes to Risilience and Adaptation in Jamaica (DARAJA Project)


The proposed solution will be a new climate resilience and adaptation methodologies and technologies to improve climate risk management and COVID19 responses in Jamaica through this program.

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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • AL C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4. Capacity building
  • AL C6. Enabling environment
  • AL C7. E-business
  • AL C7. E-learning
  • AL C7. E-environment 2021
  • AL C7. E-agriculture
  • AL C9. Media
  • AL C11. International and regional cooperation
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 1: No poverty
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • Goal 13: Climate action
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

  • Jamaica



Start date


End date

30 March 2023


Yes, this project is a piloted project currently in Jamaica that will be replicated for the rest of the Caribbean.


Yes, through the creating an opening Data Compass for Climate Resilience. A second aspect of the project will focus on the creation of a Climate Resilience Sandbox, to support the development of innovative solutions for early-warning systems & risk reduction systems utilizing open data from searchable online database of all key international (NASA, ESA, Caribbean Scientific Institutions), as well as the national datasets on climate hazards and exposure data related to climate risk in Jamaica.

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The platform will be complemented by a smartphone-based weather application for communicating information directly to individuals which will provide a tailored weather and COVID information.

Entity name

Caribbean Climate Innovation Center

Entity country—type

Jamaica Private Sector

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