The Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (GEF-IWEco) Project is a multi-focal, regional project that builds upon the work of previous initiatives, to address water, land and biodiversity resource management as well as climate change in ten participating countries.
IWEco is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UN Environment (UNEP) is the lead Implementing Agency for national and regional sub-projects. The UN Development Programme also implements some activities aimed at supporting community-based livelihood opportunities through the GEF-Small Grants Programme.
The Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention, UN Environment’s Caribbean Regional Coordinating Unit (CAR/RCU) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) are the Project’s co-Executing Agencies. Partnership is a central tenet of the project which is being implemented through a network of international, regional and national partners.
The ten participating countries are: Antigua & Barbuda; Barbados; Cuba; the Dominican Republic; Grenada; Jamaica; Saint Kitts & Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and; Trinidad & Tobago.
IWEco started in 2016 and is due to end in 2023.