Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Strengthening Capacity in Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) in the Caribbean Strengthening Capacity in Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) in the CaribbeanThe project will be closely aligned to the UNDP global roll-out of the PDNA initiative. UNDP has been collaborating with global partners – UNDG, World Bank and the European Union in reviewing and adapting the PDNA methodology based on experience in applying this tool and capacity building initiatives.

  • Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre (CTIC)Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre (CTIC)The project will realise the strengthening of institutional capacities, and enhancing public awareness and education programmes for tsunamis and other coastal hazards through support to the Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre (CTIC).

  • Strengthening Resilience and Coping capacities in the Caribbean through Integrated Early Warning SystemsStrengthening Resilience and Coping capacities in the Caribbean through Integrated Early Warning SystemsThis project seeks to create an enabling environment that can facilitate the adoption of Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) EWS by other countries in the region through systemisation of the process and lessons learned.

  • Enhancing Resilience to Reduce Vulnerability in the CaribbeanEnhancing Resilience to Reduce Vulnerability in the CaribbeanThis initiative takes an integrated approach to vulnerability reduction and enhancing resilience to climate change, natural hazards and poverty through enhanced civil protection. It covers Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. The project focuses on knowledge sharing and building linkages across Caribbean institutions, capacity development, and advancing the linkages between climate change and disaster risk reduction.

  • Community Alerts ProjectCommunity Alerts ProjectThe communities targeted under the present action are located in low lying coastal areas, and are therefore particularly vulnerable to rapidly forming events generating flood both from rainfall and from coastal hazards such as storm surges. Tsunamis are also a threat which tends to be overlooked.


UNDP’s work in crisis prevention and recovery helps countries prevent armed conflict, alleviate the effects of natural disasters and build back better and stronger after crises. UNDP incorporates peace-building initiatives into many of its poverty and democratic governance programmes and offers expert crisis advice to governments and communities on risk reduction. The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Portfolio of UNDP Barbados and the OECS falls within the Crisis Prevention and Recovery Practice Area.

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Resident Coordinator Annual Report
2012 UN Resident Coordinator Annual Report

The publication summarizes progress of the UN System in Barbados and the OECS towards achieving the outcomes of the UN Development Assistance Framework and charts out the work plan for 2013.


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