About“WE” R4CR

 “Alone we can do so little, together WE can do so much” Helen Miller

As Resources for Community Resilience, we prefer to talk about WE, as you, she, he and me, in other words as WE TOGETHER. The resources do not just reflect grants, but even more importantly also the  community and all the persons who implement the projects and those who benefit from the projects. Therefore we will depict all the teams who are taking the lead in this program expanding this profile page with a team picture of every new project that will be on-board.

R4CR Team in the Netherlands

Elger Vermeer

Senior Project Manager

Mirjam de Mooij

Project Controller

Marciano Johns

Project Manager

R4CR Team in Sint Maarten

Left to right: Jose Sommers, Rolf Hunink, Steve Duzanson, Chi-Hing Roger-Yee, Fleur Hermanides

Steve Duzanson

Team Leader

Rolf Hunink

Deputy Team Leader

Chi Hing Roger-Yee

Finance & Control Specialist

Fleur Hermanides

Environmental and Social Safeguard Specialist

Jose Sommers

Capacity Strengthening & Training Manager

R4CR Grant Recipients

Round 1 - Project teams of the 12 projects in round 1 with the R4CR team
Round 2 - Project teams of the 12 projects in round 2  with the R4CR team
Round 3 - A collage of the project teams of the 11 projects in round 3
Round 4 - Project teams of the 10 projects in round 4  with the R4CR team
Round 5 - Project teams of the projects in round 5  with the R4CR team
Round 6 - Project teams of the 14 projects in round 6  with the R4CR team
Round 7 - Project teams of the 13 projects in round 7


VNG International

VNG International is the International Co-operation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), which is one of the strongest and oldest associations of local government in the world. VNG International is a medium sized, dynamic company managing around 40 projects and programmes with a focus on institutional capacity building and setting up international partnerships. Core of the work of VNG International lies in furthering sustainable partnerships between local and regional state and non-state actors, linking the local and regional level with national institutions, advocating regional communities’ interests vis-à-vis the central government level and facilitating learning through transnational information dissemination and exchange of good practices. These activities are based on over 20 years of experience in strengthening local authorities, NGOs, training institutes and Ministries in European, development and transition countries.  VNG International has been working on St Maarten in the context of the recovery and reconstruction efforts after hurricane Irma in 2017. Support provided include assistance to public authorities active in crisis and disaster management, and assistance in the context of the Building Back Better initiative.

Links:www.vng-international.nl https://www.vng-international.nl/st-maarten-st-eustatius-and-saba-resilience-and-recovery-leeward-islands

The St. Maarten Trustfund

The Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund (SXM TF) was set up to respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in Sint Maarten on September 6, 2017. The SXM TF is a tripartite partnership of the Sint Maarten and Netherlands governments and the World Bank. The partners have put agencies in charge of the efforts: the Sint Maarten National Recovery Program Bureau, the Netherlands Ministry of Interior andKingdom Affairs, and the World Bank’s Caribbean Management Unit of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region. The SXM TF collaborates on projects with local partners including the local stakeholders in this R4CR program. The SXM TF is financed by the government of the Netherlands for up to 470 million euros, and is established for the benefit of the government and people of Sint Maarten.

Link: https://www.sintmaartenrecovery.org/

Foresee Foundation

''Communication, Collaboration, Creative and Critical Thinking’ are the four pillars that the Foresee Foundation leans on. Foresee Foundation, also known as the 4C-Foundation, was established in 2013 with a vision to bring 21st century learning to St. Maarten . The four ‘C’s represent the Foundation’s vision and also symbolize the importance of the skills needed for the 21st century in order to support St. Maarten’s  education and civil society with innovative programs and projects. NPOwer (empowering Non- Profits Organizations -NPOs)  is one of its latest projects. It started in 2019 with the aim to promote, connect and strengthen Civil Society Organizations.



St. Maarketing

St. Maarketing is a local media company and serves R4CR as the web developer and online technical support for www.r4cr.org. Lead Developer of the company Alston Lourens is no stranger to the CSO world, having served on many boards and within many projects on the island over the last 15 years.

With Media as his strong suit, St. Maarketing knows what CSO's need to do to get the word out and market their projects.