Grenada’s capacity to mitigate climate change risks stemming from storms, hurricanes, droughts and other extreme weather events, is significantly enhanced thanks to a five-year $9.5 million Rallying the Region to Action on Climate Change (RRACC) project implemented by the United States Government in collaboration with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
As the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), continues to support to regional governments to reduce youth crime and violence across the Eastern Caribbean, Kittitian and Guyanese officials working with at-risk youth have benefitted significantly from participation in the Fifth National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence held on June Monday June 27- Wednesday, June 29, in Baltimore, Maryland.
At-risk youth in Dominica who have suffered abuse, neglect, or been in conflict with the law have benefitted from juvenile justice reforms including alternative sentencing, rehabilitation, and reintegration. These reforms took place under the $5.8 million Juvenile Justice Reform Project (JJRP) in the Eastern Caribbean funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
A United States Government-funded climate change project in the Eastern Caribbean helped one community avoid major flooding during last year’s passage of Tropical Storm Erika and also provided Dominican farmers with access to climate-smart technology to increase food and energy security during times of scarcity.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP) is assisting Caribbean nations to become more energy efficient through policies and incentives that promote low emission growth and greater public/private sector investment in clean energy development.
Last updated: July 05, 2016