PADF has worked in the Caribbean since the 1980s, partnering with civil society, local governments, private sector, and the international development community to support vulnerable populations.
Our programs focus on creating economic opportunities; strengthening peace, justice, and security; preparing and responding to disasters; promoting environmentally sustainable community development; and addressing humanitarian issues.
PADF activities aim to promote the use of social crime prevention methodologies and enhance the capacity of young people, police, justice sector, and other government officials to work together on citizen security challenges; address the needs of at-risk communities, families, and youth through crime prevention activities such as workforce development; advance community-driven development; develop small and medium-size enterprises to generate sustainable employment; support disaster preparedness and mitigation; and provide protection and assistance to migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
In 2020, PADF launched a new project in the region to reduce violence and discrimination against LGBTI individuals by strengthening and supporting local LGBTI organizations across the Lesser Antilles.
Regional Director – Caribbean
Peace, Justice, and Security Thematic Leader