Resilience to hurricanes in the building sector in Antigua and Barbuda

Resilience to hurricanes in the building sector in Antigua and Barbuda

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 21 Aug 2020 at B.26
  • Est. completion 21 Jul 2027
  • ESS Category Category B

Since 1995, Antigua and Barbuda have experienced 15 hurricanes and 14 tropical storms. Set to be exacerbated by climate change, such events can lead to significant disruption of the country's power and water supplies, as well as damaging communication and transport infrastructure.

This project addresses the resilience of building construction in the country, in addition to climate information systems and post-disaster responses. It will climate proof critical public service and community buildings to improve resilience to, and recovery from, extreme climate events. This timely initiative will also ensure that climate change adaptation is mainstreamed into the building sector and relevant financial mechanisms, as well as strengthening climate information services to allow for early action in responding to extreme climate events.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


26 Oct 2017 - 1031 days

Concept note received

26 Oct 2017

Funding proposal received

10 Nov 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

01 Apr 2020

Cleared by iTAP

19 Aug 2020


21 Aug 2020 - 335 days

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

13 Nov 2020

FAA executed

11 May 2021

Under implementation

21 Jul 2021 - 1,040 days so far

FAA effective

21 Jul 2021

Disbursement - USD 5,806,073

06 Sep 2021

To be completed

21 Jul 2027 - 1,152 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing18% disbursed

GrantUSD 32,706,595
Total GCF Financing
USD 32,706,595


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 4,899,665
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 8,508,370
Total Co-Financing
USD 13,408,035

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Accredited Entity

Department of Environment, Ministry of Health and Environment, Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Ms. Diann Black-Layne

#1 Victoria Park Botanical Gardens, Factory Road, St. John's, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Ms. Niketa Black

GCF AE Accreditation Focal Point
Ms. Gita Gardner

More contacts

National Designated Authority

Antigua and Barbuda
Ministry with Responsibility for the Environment
Mrs. Ena Dalso-Henry Primary
Permanent Secretary, Ministry with Responsibility for the Environment
Lower High & Long Street, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Phone 12684621600 / 4645098
Mr. Peter Abraham Jr. Secondary
Debt Manager, Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance
Parliament Drive, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Phone 12684606328
Ms. Ezra Christopher Operational focal point
Readiness Support Focal Point
Ms. Gita Gardner Operational focal point
Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
Phone +1 268 725 7033
Phone +1 268 462 4625