On September 6 2018, category 5 Hurricane Irma made a landfall and completely devasted the Antigua sister island Barbuda. Various wastes to include debris were generated as an outcome of the hurricane, and reconstruction efforts by UNDP and other agencies. As a result, the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Ecosystems Protected Area (MEPA) Trust Inc. in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) implemented an integrated package of services to manage debris under a pilot project called “Cash for Work Debris Management after the impact of Hurricane Irma in Barbuda” through mobilization, engagement and contracting of local communities, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, Non-Governmental Organizations, Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and other funding agencies to clear minimum 250 homes of debris and safely separate and dispose them at the approved landfill.

Status: Completed
Funding Entity: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Executing Entity: Marine Ecosystems Protected Area (MEPA) Trust
Country: Barbuda