The water sector – contributing to the implementation of Grenada’s NDCs - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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The water sector – contributing to the implementation of Grenada’s NDCs

As of: December 2021

Like all small island states in the Caribbean region, Grenada faces the risk of water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, and has high potential for the introduction of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The government has identified the resilience of the water sector as a priority in all national climate strategy documents and successfully submitted a large-scale project to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The International Climate Initiative is co-funding the GCF project with this project, which is developing the first carbon-neutral water utility in the Caribbean and disseminating this approach in the region. In this context, it is advising the Grenada National Water and Sanitation Authority to improve its water and energy efficiency. To this end, it promotes the introduction of renewable energy and supports the implementation of the water loss reduction strategy.
Predecessor project(s)
Grenada - Pilot Programme for an Integrative Adaptation Strategy

State of implementation/results

  • In 2021, a training was conducted for staff of different ministries and climate projects active in Grenada to use the digital project platform for joint virtual exchange and knowledge management and to expand it as an information hub. - In July 2021, a climate proofing workshop was conducted with all key stakeholders in the implementation of the infrastructure measures.
  • In 2021, a detailed gender action plan was prepared for the project.
  • The project is collaborating with the NAP Global Network to prepare a progress report of the NAP, which will serve as the basis for the update starting in 2022.
  • A youth writing competition on sustainable water use was conducted in December 2020 in collaboration with the Grenada Chapter of the Caribbean Youth Environmental Network (CYEN)
  • Project content, objectives and Safeguards measures were presented and discussed in a virtual Inception Workshop with key stakeholders from government, civil society, business and experts in early July 2020.
  • The project was successfully launched on February 25, 2020 in the presence of the Prime Minister of Grenada.

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Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport and Implementation - Grenada

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Finance, Planning, Economic Development, Trade, Energy and Cooperatives - Grenada
  • National Water and Sewage Authority (NAWASA) - Grenada

BMU grant:
2.563.000,00 €

08/2019  till  07/2025

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