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Barbuda Resilience Fund
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Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
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Barbuda Resilience Fund
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Barbuda Resilience Fund
Oct 19, 2018

One Year Later: From Recovery to Resiliency

Sports club - Barbuda
Sports club - Barbuda

September marked one-year since Hurricane Irma devasted the island of Barbuda and it's community. One year after, we are transitioning our focus from recovery to resiliency. Now that the immediate need for emergency response has subsided, we begin to look towards the future of creating a strong and resilient Barbuda. 

To tackle this challenge, the Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust (BRCT) will evolve to become the Barbuda Resilience Fund, this fund will be managed solely by the International Community Foundation (ICF) and focus on supporting the sustainable development of Barbuda. The Waitt Institute will resume its work on ocean conservation through Blue Halo Barbuda, to strengthen management of fisheries and protected areas.

Since the storm, the Waitt team and ICF have been working hand-in-hand to create, administer and implement the BRCT in support of Barbuda. With the Waitt team’s experience working in Barbuda and ICF’s expertise in managing and overseeing international funding, we formed an effective partnership. ICF is excited to increase its role in building new partnerships to support Barbuda.

In this past year the following activies were carried out to respond to the needs of the people:

  1. Small Business Recovery: reopen the first businesses post hurricane
  2. CARE Advocates: conducting psycho-social support activities, including childcare services
  3. Codrington Lagoon Cleanup: hired 22 Barbudans to clean public spaces
  4. UNDP Shelter Debris Program: 600 tons of debris removed
  5. Utilities Reconnection: 231 homes reconnected to utilities
  6. Home Repair: 46 homes were repaired
  7. Ferry Transportation: provided transportation between Antigua and Barbuda
  8. Private Charters: free emergency charters for special ocassions
  9. Booyard Sports Club: 82 children were enrolled in an afterschool sports program
  10. Barbuda Learning Space: employed 11 licensed teachers
  11. Antigua Afterschool Tutoring: 42 students enrolled in the tutoring program
  12. Fisher's Livelihood Recovery: Held a training workshop with 25+ local fishermen on  sustainable trap designs and fishing practices

The people of Barbuda are strong and resilient, and we are excited to continue working hand-in-hand to build strong communities. Please consider donating to the new Barbuda Resilience Fund to continue to support the future of Barbuda.

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