Communities on small Caribbean islands often struggle to maintain access to food, vital public health services, and livelihoods like tourism and agriculture in the wake of severe weather and natural disasters. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches to natural resource management. Our grantee partner, Sustainable Grenadines (SusGren), increases the resilience of community members on Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, by supporting economic initiatives and mobilizing civil society. In addition, their mangrove nursery supports coastline health throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada.
This grant is part of the IAF’s commitment to strengthen community-led disaster mitigation and resilience in the Caribbean. It advances our joint initiative with USAID, Building Community Resilience in the Eastern & Southern Caribbean, as well as the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership. The IAF thanks the Philip Stephenson Foundation for their generous financial contribution to the project.