When we think about disaster risk reduction (DRR) it sometimes resonates with policy, technical skills and higher level planning. But, with technology on our side and residents who are proactive, community-based DRR can be strengthened via formal education, practical exercises and multi-sectoral collaboration. In San Ignacio and Santa Elena Towns, Belize, I have had the Read More

Drawing from knowledge and expertise of disaster risk reduction (DRR) actors in the Caribbean, Right Insights supported UNICEF Belize in conducting national consultations in Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados to develop a Protocol for the Integrated Protection of Children and Adolescents During Disasters. This research ensured that a child-focus lens is integrated into a multi-sectoral response in Read More

Right Insights partnered with the Belize Tourism Board to build capacity among hoteliers around the country by addressing disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) from 2016 to 2019.  Up to date 199 hoteliers in 6 destinations (Placencia, Punta Gorda, Caye Caulker, Belize City, San Ignacio, and San Pedro) have completed training in Read More

Right Insights’ partner, Global Service Partnerships, made a lasting impression not only on volunteers who traveled to Belize from the US and Canada, but also impacted the lives of students in Mr. Oscar Castro’s classroom at St. Mary Margaret’s R.C. School in St. Margaret’s Village.  This summer, Right Insights developed activity manuals for these middle Read More

In February 2017, the University of Belize, held a stakeholder consultation to review proposed changes to its Natural Resources Management (NRM) program. One of the proposed changes was dissolving a 2-year program and building on the present 4-year programs.  Over 31 participants were engaged in a 1-day consultation facilitated by Right Insights.  By the end Read More