Launching of the 11th EDF Natural Disaster Facility in the CARIFORUM Programme

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) along with the European Union have launched the 11th EDF Natural Disaster Facility in the CARIFORUM Programme. This initiative aims to contribute to the reduction of the vulnerability to disaster risks, and to promote the sustainable development from the countries of this region. The launching of this initiative […]

CTO recognises CDB for work supporting resilience in tourism sector

The ongoing efforts of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to make the Region’s tourism sector more climate resilient has been hailed by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO). CTO recently presented the Bank with an award in recognition of CDB’s support to the regional tourism body in promoting climate smart   tourism development region wide. In 2017, […]

Nawasa’s Community Water Storage Project

The main challenges Schools were faced with school closures as a result of stoppage in supply throughout the state for varying reasons. There were inadequate storage facilities at schools; as none of the schools have water tanks to assist NAWASA to provide them with a supply of water in the event of system down time […]

Strengthening Emergency Preparedness and Response in Moraikobai

The main challenges Moraikobai has a history of hazard impact such as annual incidence of floods and droughts which affect livelihoods, health, and safety of the residents. The community’s main livelihood activities, farming, and logging are highly susceptible to climate-related hazard impact. Despite this, the community has little access to early warning mechanisms and there […]

The Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme participates in the Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference

The event took place in Barbados from 30th of May to 1st of June and was attended by 350 scientists, politicians, designers, engineers and researchers from more than 35 countries The Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference arises from the regional need to develop a better exchange of strategies, policies and plans for disaster prevention, especially after […]

Pooling resources and sharing strategies at the Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference

Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference to be held in Barbados, 27 May – 1 June 2019 Over 350 participants from more than 35 countries and territories will meet at the Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference in Barbados, at the University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, from 27 May […]

Training workshops to prevent disasters and learn good practices in risk management

The National Institute of Comprehensive Risk Management of the Dominican Republic carried out a series of training workshops to prevent disasters and learn good practices in risk management. The workshops were organised within the framework of the Risk Management Program for Disasters in CARIFORUM, with funds from the European Union and the collaboration of the […]

Safer, more efficient and disaster-resilient aqueducts in the Dominican Republic.

Its geographic location makes the Dominican Republic particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. This project aims to study, assess, and recommend how to improve the country’s aqueduct infrastructure as well as other systems that are vital during national emergencies. It includes determining which systems and infrastructures are in most need of improvement, a goal achieved through […]

Dominican Republic Government creates SINI

The Presidency of the Dominican Republic, acting through the National Emergency Commission (CNE), launched the National Integrated Information System (SINI), a state-of-the-art ICT platform that hosts information on potential risks and vulnerabilities in order to facilitate research, analysis and early response capacities when the threat of disaster menaces the Dominican territory. The platform is managed […]

Supporting a climate smart and sustainable caribbean tourism industry

The Supporting a Climate Smart and Sustainable Caribbean Tourism Industry project (CSSCTI) seeks to reduce the vulnerability and increase the resilience of the Caribbean tourism sector to climate variability and climate change and associated impacts, while also contributing to the sustainability and global competitiveness of the Region’s tourism destinations.

Building capacity for disaster risk management and climate resilience in Ile-à-Vache

The Project is developed under a multi-sector framework, with investment activities aimed at reducing disaster risks and enhancing the climate change adaptive capacities of communities on the island. Context:  Haiti is exposed to several natural hazards including hurricanes, storm surges, floods, landslides and earthquakes, due to its topography and geographic location on the Atlantic Hurricane […]

Dominican Republic Government Creates Integrated Information System for Disaster Risk Management

The Presidency of the Dominican Republic, acting through the National Emergency Commission (CNE), launched the National Integrated Information System (SINI), a state-of-the-art ICT platform that hosts information on potential risks and vulnerabilities in order to facilitate research, analysis and early response capacities when the threat of disaster menaces the Dominican territory. The platform is managed […]

Risk management agencies in the Caribbean created a common strategy for strengthening resilience in the Americas

06/23/2018 – Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. The VI Regional Platform for the reduction of natural risks in the Americas was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, between June 20th and 22nd of 2018. This sixth edition brought together government agencies, representatives of the private sector, and members of civil society from the different states of […]

Caribbean Countries United to Reduce Disaster Risk

Santo Domingo, 27 April 2018 – This past 5 and 6 April, the Dominican Republic hosted the Regional Summit to Exchange Innovative Experiences and Lessons Learned in Disaster Risk Reduction. The event took place in Juan Dolio and was organised by the National Emergency Commission in coordination with the Dominican Directorate General for Multilateral Cooperation, […]

Members of the NDRM Programme join the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

Representatives of the Natural Disaster Risk ManagementProgramme for the Caribbean Region (NDRM) are participating today in the 10th edition of the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), held at the Melia Nassau hotel of Bahamas from December 4th – 9th, 2017. This conference, under the theme “The Road to Resilience – Check Point 2017: Building Resilience through Partnerships”, will gather the most relevant decision makers and professionals of disaster management, contributing to improve capacities and partnerships to fight climate change and strengthen disaster management strategies.