Caribbean nations have long been vulnerable to intense weather events and earthquakes due to their small geographic size, low coastal elevations, and fragile landscapes. Severe weather impacts food security, public health, and critical income-generating activities like tourism and agriculture. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches that increase resilience to natural disasters. Our grantee partner, the Caribbean National Resources Institute (CANARI), strengthens the capacity of civil society organizations in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, and Grenada to develop community adaptation plans and implement disaster risk reduction strategies through vulnerability assessments, workshops, mentoring programs, and peer exchanges. CANARI also facilitates information exchange among community organizations, businesses, and national disaster management authorities through its online Knowledge Hub. This grant is part of the IAF’s commitment to strengthen community-led disaster mitigation and resilience in the Caribbean and is advancing the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Civil society-led solutions for community-based and ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and resilience in the Eastern Caribbean||Eastern Caribbean||2019 – 2022||$350,000||$580,980||256 individuals||4,003 individuals||agriculture and food security
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