The Caribbean´s natural resources are under growing threat from climate change and unsustainable development. Climate change impacts women and men differently and with climate change, the gender inequalities are exacerbated. In the Caribbean, gender inequality continues to be of concern and closing gender gaps can lead to increased economic growth and climate resilience.
The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund and its partner National Conservation Trust Funds, which together make up the Caribbean Sustainable Finance Architecture (CSFA), will initiate gender mainstreaming in the region through the CORE project. The Caribbean Organizations for a Resilient Environment (CORE) Project aims to increase resilience to climate change of vulnerable groups in 8 beneficiary countries: Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.More specifically, project beneficiaries include Caribbean organizations: National Conservation Trust Funds (NCTFs), Women’s Rights Organizations, Environmental Organizations and Youth Organizations. Cuso International will be an implementing partner for the CORE project deploying volunteer technical assistance in the 8 project territories to build capacity on gender mainstreaming and climate resilience.