The Resilience, Sustainable Energy and Marine Biodiversity Programme (RESEMBID) has awarded funding to the Association of Caribbean States – ACS for the implementation of the project “Advancing Collaboration as a Strategy for Building Tourism Crisis Resilience”.  This project will benefit four Associate Members of the ACS: Bonaire, Curacao and Sint Maarten and seeks to overcome the barriers to expediting economic reactivation through tourism, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment among women, youth and vulnerable groups, and the delay on implementation of technological platforms.

This initiative constitutes a holistic approach to resilience, promoting development among territories, and contributing to the quality of life of the peoples of the Greater Caribbean through the recovering of the touristic industry. The ACS through the Directorate for Cooperation and Resource Mobilisation and the Directorate for Trade and Sustainable Development materialized the project.

About the ACS

The Association of Caribbean States is the organization for consultation, cooperation and concerted action in trade, transport, sustainable tourism and natural disasters in the Greater Caribbean. Its Member States are Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela. Its Associate Members are Aruba, Curacao, (France on behalf of French Guiana, Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin ), Guadeloupe, Martinique, Sint Maarten, (The Netherlands on behalf of Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius ), Turks and Caicos.