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The Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) program strengthens capacities in developing countries to prevent, detect, and control infectious diseases in animals and people with an emphasis on early identification of, and response to, dangerous pathogens from animals before they can become significant threats to human health.

The primary objective of Yes Youth Can North Eastern Region activity is to counter violent extremism by specifically addressing the pull and push factors that make youth of northeastern Kenya more vulnerable to recruitment into extremist militant groups and susceptible to extremist propaganda. Through youth empowerment and the provision of positive alternatives to those youth most at risk of recruitment, Yes Youth Can North Eastern Region reduces radicalization and increases social stability.

Yes Youth supports the empowerment of Kenyan youth as envisioned in the 2010 constitution. The program aims to develop peaceful leaders among 18-35 year-olds, with the complementary objective of improving their socioeconomic status.

 

Grantee:  CERMES, University of the West Indies

Beneficiary Countries:  Barbados and OECS countries

Duration: 2 years (July 2011-December 2013)

Funding to date: $767,350

Objective:  To develop teaching and research related to Climate Change with an emphasis on cross-sectoral adaptation including short courses in climate change, to upgrade the Centre’s existing physical infrastructure to support the region. 

 

Grantees: The Secretariat of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States; the University of the West Indies’ Center for Resource Management and Environmental Studies; the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology; the Government of Barbados.

Beneficiary Countries: Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Grenada.

Duration:  5 years (2011-2015).

Funding to date: $2.5 million

Total Projected investment:  $20 million.

 

 

Grantee:  Grenada Cocoa Association

Duration: 15 months (May 2012 to June 30, 2013)

Funding to date:  $173, 968

Beneficiary Countries:  Grenada

Objective:  To improve youth workforce development by supporting training programs to transition youth-at-risk into productive employment.

 

Grantee:  Caribbean Examination Council (CXC)

Duration:  3 years (September 2012-September 2015)

Funding to date:  $1,559,647

Total Investment: $4,215,714

Beneficiary Countries:  Barbados & OECS

 

Grantee:  Education Development Center Inc.

Duration: August 2011 to August 2013

Funding to date: $2,405,700

Total Investment: $2,600,000

Beneficiary Countries:  Guyana

Objective: To provide support for the implementation of the Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment Program”

 

Grantee:  Prince’s Youth Business International.

Duration:  3 years (April 2012 to March 2015).

Funding to date: $693,497 (DA)

Total Investment - $2 million.

Beneficiary Countries:  Barbados, St. Vincent & Grenadines, St. Lucia, Dominica and Antigua & Barbuda.

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Last updated: October 23, 2014

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