Latin America and the Caribbean

USAID’s Clean Cities, Blue Ocean Program Calls for Grant Applications

Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) is USAID’s flagship program addressing ocean plastic pollution. The five-year program (2019-2024) works across Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean–currently in the Dominican Republic, Maldives, Peru, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam–to identify, test, and scale locally-driven solutions to promote the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle),… 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

Clean Cities, Blue Ocean

While CCBO is global in scope, the program will build on previous USAID recycling programs such as the Municipal Waste Recycling Program through an initial focus on key countries in Asia and Latin America. Read More

Marine Debris and Biodiversity in Latin America and the Caribbean

Executive Summary The Latin American and Caribbean region is an important biodiverse region containing over 50 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Regional biodiversity hotspots include the Caribbean Islands biodiversity hotspot, the Mesoamerica biodiversity hotspot, and in South America, the Tropical East Pacific, the Humboldt Current, and the Tropical West Atlantic. Read More