CHALLENGE

Northern Hispaniola is one of the top regions in the world impacted by climate change. To combat this challenge, more must be done to equip the people of the Dominican Republic and Haiti to develop locally-owned strategies for climate resiliency, especially community organizations and youth who will be responsible for conserving local ecosystems for future generations.

PROMISE 

The Integrated Marine Ecosystems Management in Northern Hispaniola (IMEM) is a three year program which aims to improve the management and conservation of marine ecosystems on the Northern coast of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, while  minimizing economic and cultural disruption to the communities that depend on those ecosystems. 

IMPACT

Within the life of the program, we will:

  • support sustainable rice farming, fishing and tourism;
  • train fishing associations to promote coastal resiliency;
  • build networks between businesses and the national government; and
  • produce and share climate resiliency recommendations with policymakers.

Funder: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Partners: Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversité Marine (FoProBim) in Haiti and AgroFrontera in the DR

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