Dominican Republic

USAID Program Signs Agreement with Municipalities of Samaná and Las Terrenas to Strengthen Waste Management Planning and Recycling Systems

Translated and cross posted from U.S. Embassy Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, D.N. The United States government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program, signed a memorandum of understanding with the municipalities of Samaná and Las Terrenas to strengthen the cities solid waste management planning… Read More

CCBO Launches New Capacity Building Tool for Local Governments

More than 22 million tons of plastic leak into our aquatic environment each year, the majority from land-based sources in communities and cities that aren’t able to adequately collect and manage local waste.  Local governments have an important role in providing on-the-ground services to control waste and prevent ocean plastic… Read More

USAID and CEBSE Sign Agreement to Address Plastic Pollution in Samaná

The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed an agreement with the Center for the Conservation and Eco-Development of the Bay of Samaná and its Environment (CEBSE ) and its partners, the Samaná Environmental Forum and Dominican Ecoservices to identify and analyze a series of practical methods to reduce the amount of plastics and the impact of waste through changes in community and domestic management of these. Read More

USAID Dominican Republic Celebrates World Oceans Day 2020

By: David Maher Today we celebrate World Oceans Day.  Every June 8th the world raises global awareness of the benefits humankind derives from the ocean.  USAID in the Dominican Republic is actively working to protect the marine environment around Hispaniola in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti with the goal… Read More