Just over a year after Hurricane Maria, Dominica is set to enhance post-disaster response, build more climate-resilient schools and empower communities across the country, with the help of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Canada.

On Thursday, CDB’s Board of Directors approved grant funding to help the country recover from the impact of Hurricane Maria. This will include the rebuilding or rehabilitation of five primary schools in some of the hardest-hit areas of the island.

The funding will also cover the Government’s premiums for parametric risk insurance for 2018 and 2019.

The Government of Canada will provide $8.77 million Canadian from the Dominica Climate Resilience and Restoration Fund, which is being administered by CDB.

The Bank and Government of Dominica will also provide the equivalent of $396,000 and $694,000 Canadian to the project respectively.

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