The UWI Resilience Network

The UWI has developed a robust history of research and world-class expertise in critical subject areas that contribute to the sustainable and resilient development of our Caribbean. Together these entities form a UWI ecosystem that contributes the research and knowledge necessary for a Caribbean Climate resilient zone.

Networks, clusters and consortia


Since July 2019, the Grand Port Maritime of Guadeloupe (GPMG) has been awarded a European LIFE funding (4,726,970€), therefore reinforcing its commitment towards environmental management.

The main scientific challenge of the LIFE ADAPT'ISLAND project is to develop nature-based solutions in order to adapt the Guadeloupean territory to current and future effects induced by climate change.

The UWI's role

Scientific Steering Committee


James Cook University, Australia
National Forest Office, Martinique
The University of La Rochelle, France
The University of Trinidad and Tobago
University of “Bretagne Occidentale”, France

Adaptation Without Borders Initiative

The Adaptation Without Borders Initiative (AWBI) is a global partnership that draws attention to the transboundary and systemic nature of climate risk. The Initiative makes the case that building global resilience to climate change requires action and coordination on a truly global scale, in ways that account for such cascading risks.


The UWI's role

Regional Partner

Core Members

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

United Nations University Climate Risk Insurance Initiative

The UWI established a cooperation agreement with the University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) focused on Climate Risk Insurance (CRI) and Adaptation in the Caribbean. The collaboration is to facilitate inter-regional, South-South learning and research. The signatories will work together so as to explore the socioeconomic and regulatory needs and demands for disaster risk finance.

The UWI's role

Regional Partner

Core Members

United Nations University (UNU)
University of the South Pacific (USP)
United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP)

IAU Global Cluster on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development

UWI Leading SDG 13

Global University Consortium in SDG 13

ACU Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network

Established in partnership with Fiji National University (FNU), the University of the South Pacific (USP) and The University of the West Indies (UWI), the network links universities directly affected by climate change with those that have expertise in building resilience

CCREEE Thematic Hubs

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs) - Thematic Hub for Bio-energy technology

CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) - Thematic Hub for Quality Infrastructure

Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) - Thematic Hub for Hydro technology

Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Commission (OECS) - Thematic Hub for Geothermal technology

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill - Thematic Hub for Solar Thermal technology

The University of the West Indies, Mona - Thematic Hub for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine - Thematic Hub for Electric-mobility

Wigton Windfarm Limited (WWFL) - Thematic Hub for Wind Technology