Invited by one of the implementing partners, namely AUF, the GEOACT project participated in the COP27 held in Egypt in November 2022. It was an opportunity for the Coordination of this project, financed by the European Union through the ACP and the OACPS R&I funds, to present the main axes to a French-speaking audience. GEOACT is led by the French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and involves the following consortium partners: Association of Caribbean States (ACS Trinidad), Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF Barbados), Fondation Konesans ak Libète (FOKAL Haiti), Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, (SALCC St. Lucia) and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF Caraibes).
On Wednesday, November 9, in the climate alley of the Francophonie pavilion, the Project Manager made a general presentation. At the start, GEOACT Manager highlighted the common threats and challenges of the Caribbean region and outlined some of the strategies to be explored in order to reduce or eliminate these natural and climatic risks in the region. He then introduced GEOACT by presenting the objectives, activities, approach, implementation structure, target groups and expected results. Also, he put a lot of emphasis on the Calls for Proposals (drivers of GEOACT’s success) by giving a brief presentation of the bidding process and the selection of the successful consortia.