Government launches component three of green climate fund

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Dr. Vince Henderson, Minister for Planning, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development, and Renewable Energy
Dr. Vince Henderson, Minister for Planning, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development, and Renewable Energy-Photo Credit OPM

The Ministry of Environment, Rural Modernisation, and Kalinago Upliftment launched Component 3 of the Green Climate Fund-Enhanced Direct Access (GCF-EDA) Project on Wednesday, with a call for proposals for community and adaptation projects.

The call for proposals is under Output 3: Community Resilience to Climate Impacts is Enhanced through Tangible Adaptation Benefits, which will be implemented in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP).

The GCF-EDA project is being implemented in the Eastern Caribbean countries of Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and Dominica. Projects promoting resilience to droughts, floods, and hurricanes will be funded up to USD$250, 000, and a small preparation grant of a maximum of USD$5, 000 will be granted to successful applicants to develop a full proposal.

The grant targets the strengthening of existing communal and public building structures and could include activities related to Water Management Use and Efficiency: Water Efficient Applications, Climate Smart Buildings- Sustainable Building Practices and Facilities for Extreme Climatic Events and Flood Control and Structural Adjustments that increase climate change resilience, such as roof reinforcement and strengthening of windows and doors.

Application forms can be obtained from the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme at email, gefsgpdominica@outlook.com, and the enhanced Direct Access Project Office at email edaprojectofficer@dominica.gov.dm.

The deadline for applications is February 23, 2022.