UNDP small grants fund marine projects in Trinidad & Tobago

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Rissa Edoo of the UN Development Programme in Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: UN News/Lulu Gao.

Small funding investments in conservation groups in Trinidad and Tobago have made a big difference in protecting coastal areas and marine life in the country.

That's the assessment of an officer with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), based in the capital, Port of Spain.

Rissa Edoo is National Coordinator for the Global Environmental Facility's Small Grants Programme, or GEF-SGP, which provides grants of up to US$50,000 to community groups worldwide working to restore and conserve the natural environment.

Preserving the world's marine resources is the focus of the UN Ocean Conference taking place in New York from 5-9 June.

Ms Edoo told Dianne Penn about two of the projects UNDP is supporting in Trinidad and Tobago that focus on conserving and protecting ocean life, the objective of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14).

Duration: 5'41"

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