Trinidad & Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying in the northeastern coast of Venezuela. The country covers an area 5,128 square kilometers and consists of two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous smaller landforms. It was ceded to Britain in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens and obtained independence in 1962, becoming a republic in 1976.

The biological diversity of Trinidad and Tobago is unlike that of most other Caribbean islands, and has much in common with Venezuela. That biodiversity is distributed through many ecosystems: coastal and marine (coral reefs, mangrove swamps, open ocean and seagrass beds), forest, freshwater (rivers and streams), man-made ecosystems (agricultural land, freshwater dams, secondary forest), and savanna.

Most important contemporary development challenges in the country include high rates of rural poverty and inequality, poor environmental awareness and gender inequality.

Our work:
  • Environmental education programs.
  • Gender and women empowerment initiatives.
  • Educational infraestructure in rural communities.
Our communities:
RJI has engaged in a commitment to assist the communities in need of Trinidad and Tobago in their process of growth and sustainable development.
  • Belmont, Port Spain.
  • Benbow, Port Spain.