The ocean produces oxygen for every second breath we breathe. From fishing to diving to renewable energy, the ocean is a central powerhouse of sustainable economic development. Tobago represents a shining example of full sustainable use of ocean resources and is the leader of the Caribbean region in blue growth. This site is dedicated to exploring how Tobago’s vast ocean space — 12 times the size of its land area — can help propel economic growth and community betterment through sectors such as tourism, shipping, renewable energy, fishing, ocean agriculture, and more.
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB”) seeks to support innovative projects that contribute to mainstreaming the Blue Economy in Tobago to achieve economic recovery, diversification, and inclusion. The IDB is looking to support private sector individuals and organizations based and/or legally constituted in Tobago, such as startups, foundations, non-profits, corporates, among others, to develop concept ideas for projects that will support blue economy sectors such as:
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