Innovation Digest for Dominica

Impact stories, useful information, country data and more

Dominica 2018 SDG Index Country Profile

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

New Agency to Help Dominica Become ‘Climate-Resilient’

The goal of Dominica’s Climate Resilience Execution Agency (CREAD) created by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in March 2018 is to help the country become the first climate-resilient nation in the world. The government agency will rebuild and protect the country from natural disasters, such as Hurricane Maria which cost the country 226% of its GDP, by overseeing physical reconstruction as well as developing climate resistant systems for the energy, food production and transportation sectors.

Building Resilience Through Innovation in Dominica

Innovate Dominica was launched in 2017 in response to the catastrophic destruction of the island by hurricane Maria. It aims to build knowledge and skills through practice training in innovation and entrepreneurship, building networks and sourcing funding for Dominican innovators.

Schools’ Weather Monitoring Station Wins Innovation Award

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission has set up a Schools’ Internet of Things (IoT) project that involves the building of a weather station at selected schools in Dominica and developing a web platform where meteorological data will be posted to and made freely available. It will involve training for students to respond to the challenges of climate change and Caribbean countries’ exposure to natural disasters.