Caribbean Energy Initiative

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USAID’s Caribbean Energy Initiative (CEI) focuses on building energy sector resilience across the region, in recognition of the critical role that a steady, reliable energy supply plays in the daily economy of the region and in post-disaster recovery.

Funded with an initial investment of $5 million, this planned five-year initiative is part of the U.S. government’s increasing engagement in the region within the framework of the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean (also known as Caribbean 2020), which identifies the Department of State and USAID’s security, diplomacy, prosperity, energy, education, and health priorities for the region. It is also a key element of the Trump Administration’s Growth in the Americas (America Crece) Initiative.

Through the CEI, USAID will contribute to the U.S. government’s effort to boost the energy resilience of Caribbean island nations, thereby overcoming a major remaining roadblock to the region’s growth, stability and self-reliance.

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:45am