UNISDR - Stärkung von Katastrophenprävention und Widerstandsfähigkeit in der Karibik

Contract partner: UNDRR - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Country: Nord- und Mittelamerika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 565.000,00 Project start: 01.02.2016 End: 31.08.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project helps building resilient nations and communities in the Caribbean through the implementation of the CDM strategy and the Sendai Framework at regional and national level. It aims to improve regional, national and local knowledge and capacities for the prevention of disaster risk creation and reduction of existing disaster and climate risks by supporting the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030, and the 2014-2024 Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy (CDM) implemented by the CDEMA and its member countries for the Caribbean.

Expected results

This will be achieved through the following results:

Result 1: Strengthened disaster risk reduction monitoring capacities at national and regional levels in the Caribbean.

Result 2: Increased knowledge and capacities for local resilience and community safety through enhanced capacities and commitment for safe schools.

Result 3: Enhanced risk-sensitive business investment.


Target group / Beneficiaries

Target groups and beneficiaries will include 57 DRR representatives (with the aim of including specifically female representatives, where possible) of the 18 CDEMA Participating States (Anguila, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands), 3,600 students (with the aim of at least 50% female students) in 18 schools in 6 countries, and 50 Representatives of private sector companies of key sectors in the region. The project partner at regional level is the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and nationally, National Disaster Management Organizations (NEMO). Gender aspects will be addressed. The population of the 18 participating countries will benefit from the improved DRR capacities.


The results will be achieved through the following activities:

- Integration of the new direction given by the Sendai Framework into the CDM strategy focusing on the alignment of indicators and reporting mechanisms;

- Capacity building and enhancing political commitment for the development and implementation of national strategies for school safety around the three key pillars of school safety (Safe Learning Facilities, School Disaster Management, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Education) in 6 Caribbean countries; and

- The promotion and support for risk sensitive business investment among key business associations as well as leading individual enterprises and private sector representatives.



Caribbean countries continue to grapple with the effects of an increasing frequency and intensity of disasters, often exacerbated by climate change, which impede their progress towards sustainable development. Many studies emphasise that disasters can disproportionately affect small island developing states (SIDS) and calls for building resilience, strengthening monitoring and prevention, reducing vulnerability, raising awareness and increasing preparedness as critical means to respond to and recover from disasters.

project number 2794-00/2015
source of funding OEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Maßnahmen zu Vermeidung und Vorbeugung von Katastrophen
tied 0
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 2, Climate change adaptation: 2, Gender: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.