The Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean was made possible through the financial support of the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.
The Member States of the European Union have decided to link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its border. TAPSEC was made possible through the European Union’s generous contribution of € 9.5 million.
The German government is actively engaged, in close cooperation with the international community, in combating poverty, securing food, establishing peace, freedom, democracy, and human rights, shaping globalisation in a socially equitable manner, and preserving the environment and natural resources. Development cooperation is one of the most important instruments for achieving these goals. The German government regards it as an imperative of humanity and of reason. Development cooperation guarantees a future for people in developing countries – and thus for everyone else, too. The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development contributed € 6.3 million to climate resilience in CARICOM Member States. Of this sum, € 1.5 million was allocated to the implementation of TAPSEC while € 4.3 million was allocated to the Climate Resilient and Sustainable Energy Supply (Cli-RES) project.
Collaboration is the currency that ensures our success. While TAPSEC was implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, to achieve our mission of ensuring all CARIFORUM citizens have access to modern, clean and reliable energy supplies at affordable and stable prices – we adopted a synergistic approach operating in close partnership and coordination with the CARICOM Secretariat, the Ministry of Energy and Mines in the Dominican Republic, and regional stakeholders.
The TAPASEC was implemented in collaboration with the following organisations: