INTRODUCTION OF ADRIAN WATSON
“I am taking part in ISA because I believe that the natural environment is the core reason why we exist and its protection should be first and foremost protected for not only its ecosystem value but also its intrinsic value.”
Adrian Watson from Jamaica holds a BSc. in Geography and Zoology from the University of the West Indies at Mona (2012) and pursued a Master of Science in Conservation and Land Management at Bangor University (2022) in Wales. Adrian has made significant contributions to the transformation of the Jamaican environment, natural resources management, and biodiversity conservation through a climate change and youth development lens for the last 10 years.
Adrian’s ISA project is Honai Beez Apiary, a small-scale social enterprise start-up focused on sustainable beekeeping to combat climate change and beekeeping training of youths from low-income families, wards of the state in transition from state care. With ISA support, He will be working with his team to develop a sustainable financial model, working on incorporating innovative technologies like CNC-Routers and new CAD designs for bamboo beehives and drone technology to assess foraging spaces around proposed apiary spaces. Adrian aims to develop robust nature-based solutions social enterprise innovative technologies and business whilst building relationships for future collaborations to contribute to achieving SDG 12, 13, and 15 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.