PADF has operated in Trinidad and Tobago since 2013. We implemented the Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP), funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), from October 2013 to January 2019. This program was implemented in three different phases. The first two phases focused on the Bahamas, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The third phase of the program took place entirely in Trinidad and Tobago. RAPP was part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) and featured four components:
Since 2019, PADF has worked on addressing humanitarian issues in the country. PADF and its program partners, with funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), are providing protection and assistance to refugees and asylum seekers, and sustainable solutions to vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and other host community populations. Activities are designed to increase Venezuelans’ access to legal status, promote local integration, and improve the lives of vulnerable populations.
Regional Director – Caribbean
Peace, Justice, and Security Thematic Leader
Regional Director – Venezuela Response