Volcano-Ready Communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Project

Date of Approval
October, 2017
Approved total
$661,200 ($618,700 by CDRRF Grant and $42,500 from Implementing Agency & Partners)
National Emergency Management Organisation, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society, Agency for Public Information, Community Development Division, Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Local Government, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Non-Governmental Organisations
Implementing agency
The University of the West Indies through the Seismic Research Centre

The project aims to reduce vulnerability to the multi-hazard environment of the Soufriere Volcano across 12 communities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Project activities are designed to enhance community early warning procedures; increase adaptive capacities; strengthen awareness; and enhance response capacities to enable community residents to effectively plan, prepare for and respond to the impacts of volcano and other hazards.

Project Communities: Windward - Fancy, Owia, Sandy Bay, Overland and Big Level, South Rivers, Park Hill, Colonaire; and Leeward - Fitz Hughes, Chateaubelair, Rose Hall, Spring Village.