Entries by NDRM

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]