Belize in the Headlines
Belize Press Releases
Community Preparedness and Resilience
Over the course of 13 months and working in close coordination with local public, private, and academic entities, PADF will carry out a multi-phased project aimed at increasing community resilience in vulnerable coastal areas in the Stann Creek District.
Increasing Water and Food Security
PADF is working with Plenty Belize, a village-based development agency, to provide on-site skills training through its Garden-Based Agriculture for Belize’s Environment (GATE) initiative.
Youth Engagement Services (YES) Program
The Youth Engagement Services (YES) program, a new 14-month initiative, is targeting youth who have limited opportunities in order to support youth-initiated micro and small businesses that increase access to jobs and encourage entrepreneurship in Belize City.
PADF in Belize
PADF has worked in Belize since January 2014 to provide community-based programs that generate economic opportunities, advance social progress, and help prepare for and respond to natural disasters. Our program in Belize City was designed to mitigate the growing threat of crime and violence in the region through employment generation for youth with limited opportunities living in marginalized communities. In Southern Belize, the emphasis is on preparing for the effects of climate change through capacity building and training. Recent partners include the Government of Taiwan, the U.S. Embassy in Belize, the Government of Belize, the private sector, civil society organizations, the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) and the Organization of American States.
Stories from Belize
Project Director, Belize