A Case Study of Community-Engaged Design: Creating Parametric Insurance to Meet the Safety Needs of Fisherfolk in the Caribbean
The creation of the Caribbean Ocean and Aquaculture Sustainability faciliTy (COAST) is used as a case study of community-engaged design addressing safety needs. COAST is a parametric insurance product, sold to national governments, which was designed to meet the food and nutrition security of small- and medium-scale fisherfolk. The design of COAST is an example of convergence research, where the discipline of engineering was integrated with another discipline to solve pressing societal needs of Caribbean fisherfolk. This case study demonstrates that community-engaged design helps to (1) identify and include historically underrepresented stakeholders, (2) emphasize the importance of professional responsibility for project implementation, and (3) achieve long-term sustainability of the design (i.e., COAST has been renewed for a third policy year, 2021/2022).
D. B. Oerther, "A Case Study of Community-Engaged Design: Creating Parametric Insurance to Meet the Safety Needs of Fisherfolk in the Caribbean," Journal of Environmental Engineering (United States), vol. 148, no. 3, article no. 05021008, American Society of Civil Engineers, Mar 2022.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001971
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Caribbean catastrophe risk insurance facility (CCRIF); Segregated portfolio company (SPC); Climate resilience; Ecosystem-based fisheries management; Food and nutrition security; Science diplomacy
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01 Mar 2022
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