Georgetown, Bequia, and Cumberland, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines






Resilient Livelihoods: Supporting Youth and Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation 

On July 1, 2014, PADF began a 16-month project that links climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) with the common goal of building resilience to hazards, cutting disaster risk, and reducing vulnerability and poverty.

Natural disasters and climate change expose populations to greater social, environmental, and economic vulnerability that threaten livelihoods and the sustainable achievement of development goals. To address these challenges, PADF developed the Resilient Livelihoods Project (RES-LIVE), which provides training to youth to reduce risks associated with climate change and natural hazards and provides them with opportunities to make their communities more resilient. The project expects to reach over 7,000 beneficiaries.

In consultation with the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) and the Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning, PADF is implementing the following project pillars:

DRR/CCA Capacity Building Training

  • DRR, CCA, and leadership curriculum and training for youth
  • GPS technology training
  • CPR, First Aid, and Fire Safety training

Community Engagement with Adaptation and Mitigation Projects

  • Youth will work with public and private professionals to conduct hazard mapping and vulnerability assessments of their communities.
  • Youth will lead at least three community mitigation/adaptation projects throughout the life of the project.
  • PADF is working with NEMO to organize Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) in each of the targeted communities and will incorporate youth committees. 

Apprenticeships & National Conference

  • PADF will work with communities and youth participants to place trained youth in apprenticeships where skills in DRR and CCA are necessary.
  • Results will be shared through a national conference to promote the role of youth in community resiliency and sustainable livelihoods.

Georgetown, Bequia, and Cumberland, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines