UNISDR - Stärkung von Katastrophenprävention und Widerstandsfähigkeit in der Karibik
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.
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 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.