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Tools for » HS-GRD-004-041 (Grenada) Restoring Livelihoods in Grenada after Hurricanes Ivan and Emily
Project ID:00067544Description:HS-GRD-004-041 (Grenada)
UN Trust Fd for Human Security
Start Date *: 31 Dec 2008
UN Trust Fd for Human Security
End Date*: 31 Dec 2014
Country: Grenada Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   Multiple






Grenada is a tri-island state in the Eastern Caribbean with a population of 102,000, of which

9,000 live on the out-islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. On 7 September 2004,

Hurricane Ivan devastated Grenada, inflicting severe damage in the social and economic sectors, and to its environmental health. In its aftermath, 90% of the country’s 31,122 houses were damaged or destroyed, leaving over 30,000 people or one-third of the population, homeless or living in desperate circumstances. The private sector suffered enormous losses of buildings, equipment and stock; and agriculture and tourism, the main earners of foreign exchange, were brought to a halt. There was also unimaginable damage to public infrastructure and to the institutions and systems of governance; and widespread loss of livelihoods. The island was further devastated by another hurricane 10 months later.



In response to the devastation caused by these 2 Hurricanes (Ivan and Emily during 2004-2005), this project seeks to mitigate the social impacts of the disaster by providing concrete and sustainable benefits to people and communities threatened in their survival, livelihood, and dignity.

The overall aim is to restore livelihood options for those groups and individuals most affected by the passage of the two hurricanes.


The main objectives of project as approved are as follows:


Immediate Objectives Sub- components Outputs

1.0 Livelihoods: Facilitate the improvement of increased livelihoods options and opportunities for farmer and rural households

1.1 Agriculture/ land clearing:

  • Livelihoods of 576 farmers restored
  • 100 acres of land cleared
  • Input packages distributed to selected farmers involved in crop and livestock production
  • Provision of Labour for a % of farms over a 3-6 month period

1.2 forest based enterprises and environment restored

  • 344 persons trained in carpentry and community based tourism and tour guiding
  • 2 eco-tourism trails developed in rural communities
  • Market study completed to identify opportunities for marketing  wood craft products

1.3 agro-processing capacity and employment opportunities restored

  • 178 persons trained on quality and standards, management and marketing, product processing, packaging and labeling
  • New agro-processing ventures established and operational


2.0 Business

Development and micro finance: improved access to microfinance and business opportunities

2.1 business development

  • 50 persons trained in business development and management techniques
  • 50 craft persons trained
  • 30 persons trained for new businesses
  • 50 persons trained in cut flower
  • 100 persons trained in marketing and capacity building support
  • NGOs structure enhanced to provide long-term marketing and capacity-building support
  • 100 trained in business management, accounting and marketing

2.2 microfinance

  • Creation of revolving funds for two microfinance institutions
  • Microfinance institutions’ staff trained
  • 15 persons in project appraisal and mentoring
  • At least 40 new or ongoing businesses supported


3.0 Resilience and capacity to manage and respond to disasters increased in 5 communities

3.1Strengthen Disaster Preparedness

     Committee and adapt district Preparedness model Plan

  • 50 persons trained in rapid damage and needs assessment methodologies.
  • Guidance documents available in rapid damage and needs assessment for community EOCs
  • 50 persons across 5 communities trained in DP plan development
  • 10 communities receive funding for physical works for disaster mitigation
  • Disaster management plans in place for 5 communities



Immediate Objectives Sub- components Outputs

4.0 National Counseling expanded

  • 80 persons trained in counseling
  • Nutmeg workers counseled
  • 40% of persons in target communities receive counseling


5.0 Gender considerations mainstreamed in disaster disk reduction and livelihoods

  • All shelter staff, District Officers and EOC staff receive gender sensitivity training
  • Gender mainstreamed in VCA and rapid assessment methodologies
  • Microfinance staff of NDFG received training in ensuring that MF is gender neutral
  • Police & administration of justice personnel trained in gender-responsive approaches to GBV
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