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RESEMBID: New “Fast-track” EU-funded COVID-19 Resilience Facility to benefit Caribbean OCTs

30 April 2020

The Resilience, Sustainable Energy and Marine Biodiversity Programme for Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (RESEMBID) is funded by the European Union, under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), and implemented through Expertise France. The programme offers a demand-driven and bottom-up approach to technical assistance for the twelve Overseas Countries and Territories of the Caribbean. These are: Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos, and Saint Barthélemy. RESEMBID will be developed over 2019-2023 based on three main pillars: Sustainable Energy, Marine Biodiversity, and Resilience.

The current global crisis of COVID-19 has strongly impacted the Caribbean OCTs, against the backdrop of overwhelmed public health systems, and jarringly deepening social and economic crises in most Territories. On April 6, the European Union and Expertise France approved a special, fast-tracked €10 million COVID-19 mechanism to support the Caribbean OCTs in their efforts at managing and responding to the impact of the pandemic. The RESEMBID COVID-19 Resilience Response Facility will be a flexible, fast-track granting facility that will allow each territory to develop initiatives in the response to the pandemic.

To read further information on the RESEMBID COVID-19 Resilience Response Facility, please click in the document below: