Entries by NDRM

Caribbean Tourism: Climate Smart and Sustainable

Project Background Managing d climate and disaster risks and impacts has been a priority for governments in the Caribbean for many years. In 2014, when the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of States established the Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme (NDRM) with funding from the European Union, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) became one […]

Strengthening the organizational and functional structures of Disaster Risk Management in the Dominican Republic

The main challenges Due to its geographic location, the Dominican Republic is highly vulnerable to the impact of adverse events triggered by natural hazards or by human intervention. The project entitled ‘Strengthening the organizational and functional structures of Disaster Risk Management in the Dominican Republic’ sought to help reduce vulnerability and exposure to these threats. […]

Flood Early Warning System at Rio Cobre Watershed

The main challenges Jamaica’s location, geology, hilly topography, narrow coastal plains and dense river network contribute to the island’s vulnerability to flooding. Given the frequency of flash floods, there have been efforts to promote the establishment of community flood early warning systems (FEWS) to reduce damage to property and livelihoods and save lives in the […]

The State of the Caribbean Climate Report

Thanks to the “State of the Caribbean Climate (SOCC) Report: Information for Resilience Building” project implemented by the Climate Studies Group Mona of the University of the West Indies (CSGM/UWI), Caribbean stakeholders and other interested groups now have access to a one-stop reference document for climate variability and change in the region to support evidence-based […]

Climate Smart Workshop 2019

The first Climate Smart Workshop under the “State of the Caribbean Climate 2016: Information for Resilience Building” project was held on December 12-13, 2019 in Georgetown, Guyana. Over 45 Caribbean participants attended, including organizers and representatives from finance, economic development, tourism, health and energy sectors. The workshop sought to facilitate discussions among representatives of climate […]

Review of Emergency Procedures in Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Participating States

This initiative will contribute to the improvement of emergency response procedures and protocols in CDEMA Participating States through an evaluation of States’ readiness and response to Hurricane Matthew. Context Hurricanes and storms are the most frequently occurring hazard affecting the Caribbean.  Every Caribbean island has experienced the direct effects of at least one hurricane or […]

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 […]