Young entrepreneurs were encouraged to dream big, take risks, and affix their “brand” onto the world stage at a recent Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (C-YES) held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Hastings, Barbados.
Through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States government provided assistance that helped mitigate the devastating impact of Tropical Storm Erika for one small community on the west coast of Dominica.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working to ensure that Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is incorporated into the region’s education sector. Last year, USAID directed more than US$24.5 million towards DRR in the region.
As Caribbean youth continue to grapple with rising unemployment and resisting the lures of engaging in criminal activity for economic gain, 60 more youth in St. Kitts are now better equipped for the world of work.
The youth recently graduated from the inaugural United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-sponsored A Ganar sports for youth development program, which is the first of its kind in the Caribbean and Central America to support youth who are still enrolled in school.
USAID’s work in the ESC region directly supports United States foreign policy priorities, fortifying efforts to stem crime and violence and sustain development gains achieved over the past three decades.
Last updated: October 19, 2015