Project profile — Providing Disaster Recovery and Resilience to Schools and Institutions in Dominica


Caribbean Development Bank (46009)
2018-09-25 - 2022-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Dominica (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education facilities and training (11120) (57.00%)
• Disaster Prevention And Preparedness: Disaster prevention and preparedness (74010) (43.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to return 1,316 girls and boys to a safe and nurturing learning environment by rehabilitating five elementary schools in Dominica. These schools were severely impacted by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Project activities include: (1) designing, equipping and servicing the five elementary schools to incorporate climate resiliency, school safety and the gender specific needs of school girls and women teachers and school staff; and (2) helping the capacity of the Government of Dominica to respond to climatic events by providing climate risk insurance coverage through the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF).

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) five resilient and gender-sensitive primary schools are rehabilitated and reconstructed; (2) equipment and educational materials for students and teachers provide a modern nurturing learning environment; (3) awareness of and application of best practices to improve school safety and reduce the risk of damage from natural hazards; and (4) the provision of disaster risk insurance to ensure the continuity of essential services and institutions through Dominica’s recovery.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of June 2022 include: (1) paid two years of the Dominican premium to Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility; (2) completed four of the five schools; and (3) began the procurement process for the furniture, equipment, information and communications technology and pedagogical resources.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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