Reducing our carbon footprints by transforming a center for victims of domestic violence to a green living space
Reducing our carbon footprints by transforming a center for victims of domestic violence to a green living space
Global warming affects all of us at a rapid pace. More extreme weather events will increase in frequency and magnitude.

Climate change is adding existing stresses on our natural resources such as land-use changes and pollution. Our primary source of fresh water is rainfall which is unevenly distributed. Sea-levels rise, coastal erosion, precipitation and increased evaporation from higher temperatures affect water supply and water quality. These pose threats to irrigation and drinking water.

We will experience increases in the frequency of extreme weather events, particularly drought, floods and hurricanes, which lead to destruction of infrastructure, agriculture and housing. Rising temperatures affect the lifecycles of our animals and plants. Rising concentration levels of Co2 in the atmosphere act as fertilizers which stimulate certain crops and weeds that are noxious and are plant allergens.

There is need for innovative approaches to environmental regulation which can provide flexible and cost-effective solutions. Disaster management and enhanced community resilience is a necessary outcome.

NEMA’s Natural Disaster Management plan speaks to ensure effective planning and level responses to preserve our eco-system and strengthen buildings and facilities in order to minimize loss of lives and livelihood.

In addition, the SGP confirms that there is need to focus on safeguarding the environment and on sustainable development.

In 2014 an Evaluation of National Initiatives to Produce Comparative Data on Violence against Women for the OECS States was conducted. One highlight of the Country Gender Assessment for St. Kitts and Nevis, is the lack of suitable interventions, including a center for victims of domestic violence. Garden of Rebirth is a Non-Profit Organization that has identified a location to provide a suitable center, interventions and livelihood for abused women and girls. The center will be designed with a “ green” focus.

Our goals are to participate in the National Disaster Management effort. In response to climate change, GoR plans to save on expenditures and to invest in climate change reform programs. Our aim is to assist in avoiding extensive interruption in the normal pattern of life so that GoH does not plunge into economic confusion. Our involvement in Disaster Management will include practices of prevention and preparedness.

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Project Snapshot

Garden of Rebirth
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 111,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
The grantee organization is comprised of males and females and headed by a females. Women are the primary beneficiaries of this project as the center has been developed to support them.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
meetings, official launch ceremony and benefit, flyers, social media

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


Market Street, Basseterre St. Kitts
Basseterre ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Ilis Watts


Conaree Village, Conaree, St. Kitts (temporary)