Project profile — Support to the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD)


2019-10-30 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Dominica (100.00%)


• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (15.00%)
Central procurement (15125) (25.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (10.00%)
• Construction: Construction policy and administrative management (32310) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

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


The project aims to contribute to Dominica’s vision to be the world’s “First Climate Resilient Nation” by making Dominica’s people, infrastructure and systems more resilient to climate-related and natural disasters so they can recover more quickly following disasters. It support the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD)’s operations, allowing it to: 1) support the implementation of key Government of Dominica recovery and reconstruction projects; and 2) provide technical assistance to transform systems and build capacity in the civil service so that Dominica is able to manage recovery from future disaster events more effectively.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of the project include: (1) timely and cost effective delivery of priority gender-sensitive reconstruction and recovery projects following Hurricane Maria; and (2) more effective gender-sensitive disaster response and recovery systems in Dominica.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) strengthened gender-based considerations during ongoing capacity building and institutional reform; (2) provided project management support for constructing the emergency shelters at Jimmit and Castle Bruce—designed to consider the different needs of men, women and children – completed ahead of time and within budget; (3) completed SMART schools initiative; (4) collaborated with the ministries to incorporate gender considerations in the Climate Resilience and Reconstruction Plan; (5) developed disaster management plans for communities that consider the different needs of men, women, children and the vulnerable; (6) reviewed the institutional framework of several ministries and agencies in the public service; (7) developed micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) database and six MSME Business Management training modules to contribute to a more robust economy; and (8) assessed all relevant Regulations, Strategies, Plans and Legislation to understand whether these critical policy documents support the country’s climate resilience ambitions.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
22-06-2023 Disbursement $107,626
27-07-2023 Disbursement $374,067
08-11-2023 Disbursement $268,307
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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