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MGI Tours KHEAM Implementation Site with CBF & Partners

The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) had the pleasure of touring a section of the implementation site for the KHEAM Project (Kingston Harbour Eco-System Adaptation Measures), funded by the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF). The CBF contributed US$990,000 over three years to support various monitoring, conservation, and skill-building activities in Kingston Harbour and its surrounding communities. MGI partnered with The Centre for Marine Sciences (CMS), GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) and Newer Worlds Ltd (UK) to successfully implement this project.

This event coincided perfectly with World Environment Day 2024, celebrated on June 5. Participants included members of the CBF Board of Directors and staff, alongside the event host, the GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF). The tour featured visits to the UWI Port Royal Marine Lab, Clean Harbours Jamaica Offloading Site, Barnes Gully, and GraceKennedy Headquarters.

The project objectives were:
1. Restoration and rehabilitation of mangrove habitats to reduce climate risks.
2. Reduce land-based sources of pollution that have contributed to degradation of marine and coastal zone ecosystems.
3. Education and engagement of coastal communities and diversifying & supplementing their livelihoods

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