Strengthening Women’s Disaster Management Capacities in Guyana and Dominica (GUY-DOM)

The agriculture sector is Dominica’s primary industry; however, it is constantly threatened by reoccurring disasters. The Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Commonwealth of Dominica aims to scale up the resilience of small farmers and women farmer groups by enhancing risk-informed decision making and community support.

Women are often first responders during disasters, and this project specifically targets women farmers to ensure that their needs in disaster preparation, adaptation and mitigation are duly met. Funded by the Government of Japan for the benefit of the people of Guyana and Dominica; the project focuses on creating opportunity for participants to gain knowledge about risk management; improving the sustainability and resilience of livelihoods and assets of vulnerable and marginalized persons, including women and indigenous persons.

 

This project is funded by the Government of Japan for the benefit of the people of Guyana and Dominica; the project focuses on:

  • Creating opportunity for participants to gain knowledge about risk management and show them
  • Improving the sustainability and resilience of livelihoods and assets of vulnerable and marginalized persons, including women and indigenous persons.

1

Component

Strengthening community and women’s capacities in applying mitigation and
adaptation measures by hazard-prone communities to reduce livelihood vulnerability.

2

Component

Strengthening accessibility and availability of preparedness measures (community-based and national EWS) to hazard-prone communities.

3

Component

Enhancing the opportunities of communities and women’s groups accessing financing to accumulate assets/income.

4

Component

Enhancing the adoption of best practices through knowledge exchange between communities and women’s groups.

Impact

START DATE

April 2018

END DATE

December 2023

STATUS

Completed

PROJECT OFFICE

Guyana

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$7,689,743

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2018$1,209,753

2019$573,629

2020$740,930

2021$956,070

2022$1,042,749

2023$104,827

2024$371

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