Caribbean Energy Initiative

USAID’s Caribbean Energy Initiative (CEI) focuses on building energy sector resilience across the region, in recognition
of the critical role that a steady, reliable energy supply plays in the daily economy of the region and in post-disaster
recovery.

Funded with an initial investment of $5 million, this planned five-year initiative is part of the U.S. government’s increasing
engagement in the region within the framework of the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean (also known as
Caribbean 2020), which identifies the Department of State and USAID’s security, diplomacy, prosperity, energy,
education, and health priorities for the region. It is also a key element of the Trump Administration’s Growth in the
Americas (America Crece) Initiative.

Through the CEI, USAID will contribute to the U.S. government’s effort to boost the energy resilience of Caribbean
island nations, thereby overcoming a major remaining roadblock to the region’s growth, stability and self-reliance.

Date 
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:45am

Last updated: October 18, 2019