While damage to the environment is evident, there is little appreciation of how human activity and/or the lack thereof, contributes its demise. There is evidence of deforestation, land and coastal degradation, damage to coral reefs, destruction of natural habitats, slow response to the impact of climate change – to name a few. The Country Programme Strategy for OP 6, will seek not only to educate communities on these environmental challenges, but also to them identify, strategize and plan for ways to address the issues.

The first priority item to address this situation should be through an awareness campaign. This will make community residents aware of environmental challenges and help with the next phase, which would be a series of consultations with key stakeholders, designed as a scoping exercise, concluding with workshops/seminars that will empower community groups to manage the projects they designed.

Since the challenges are seen throughout the island, at various degrees and specificity, the project will be held in four key locations on St. Kitts and two on Nevis.

Deforestation has resulted in the invasion of wild animals at the lower lying land levels, land which is used for agricultural production. The destruction of crops is substantial. Commercial development and extreme weather conditions have caused damage that impacts residential areas and local food supply. As we develop the Federation into a prime tourist destination, the need to preserve natural habitats and the environment in general has become a challenge that needs more local engagement. The Buy-in and management at the community level is necessary to sustain any improvement initiatives.

The project sites selected will include coastal villages preferably with fishing communities and farming communities. These areas are at higher risk and therefore would most likely be supportive of improvement initiatives.

The Country Programme Strategy is designed to achieve environmental sustainability, alleviate poverty and create empowerment at the community level. It advances the following focal areas promoted by GEF/SGP: a) biodiversity conservation; b) climate change mitigation; c) climate change; d) prevention of land degradation. Capacity building at the community level, not only supports these focal areas, but opens the doors for additional opportunities for engagement of women and youth within the community.

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Project Snapshot

St. Kitts Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 22,500.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 11,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Utilize the following media/informational channels • Radio/television – call-in/participatory session • Social Media • Dialogue with social groups (Month 1 and continue throughout the life cycle of the project) Consultations, seminars/workshops with stakeholders, civil society, community groups, agencies and other interested individuals. (Months 2 – 3 ) Seminars/workshops to provide skills training and develop projects. • Registration of a community-based organizations • Business Planning and Goal Setting • Basic Financial Management • Record-Keeping • Knowledge Management • Co-Financing • Accessing Funds • Proposal Writing • Partnerships with corporations and other organizations. (Month 3)
Gender Focus
this project was specifically aimed at the creation of the CPS for OP6. men and women formed part of the consultation process at all levels. The project was undertaken by a grantee who's executive director is female.

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator



SGP Country office contact

Ms. Ilis Watts


Conaree Village, Conaree, St. Kitts (temporary)