Thousands of residents of coastal Belize are better prepared for extreme weather and the effects of climate change after a yearlong program funded by Taiwan and implemented by PADF. Through the Community Preparedness and Resilience initiative, launched in July 2015, PADF assisted over 14,000 residents of Belize’s Stann Creek District in preparing for and responding to disasters.
On November 23, 2015, PADF Project Director in Belize, Minerva Pinelo, was invited to “Open Your Eyes Morning Show” to share the Taiwan funded CPR project. Mr. Miguel Sosa, Aquaculture Coordinator from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, Mr. Pablo Hung, Technical Mission Marketing Specialist, Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), and Chef Sean Kuylen, Belizean Executive Celebrity Chef, also appeared on the show.
The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) announced a new climate change adaptation program funded by the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The Coastal Community Resiliency initiative is a multi-phased, community-based project to help prepare and protect vulnerable populations in southern Belize from extreme weather and the effects of climate change.