Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Regional Risk Reduction Initiative (R3i)

    The R3i project seeks to address the risk and exposure of British and Dutch overseas territories small islands by providing a network of regional infrastructure, programmes, policies and protocols to strengthen their capacity to predict and prepare for natural hazards, thus improve resilience and reduce risk and subsequent loss.

  • Enhancing Resilience to Reduce Vulnerability in the Caribbean

    This 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 Project

    The 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. The Caribbean is a region prone to earthquakes, and other phenomenon such as submarine landslides and underwater volcanoes (Kick'em Jenny offshore of Grenada and the Grenadines) are potentially tsunamigenic. In addition to a particular exposure, these communities have comparatively higher vulnerabilities caused by their lack of preparedness. Economic risks are also important since assets are concentrated in low-lying areas subject to flooding and coastal hazards. It is therefore up to community stakeholders to take an active role in enhancing their state of readiness, on a long term basis, as well as during disasters lead-time.

OUR WORK - CRISIS PREVENTION AND RECOVERY

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.

MORE ABOUT CRISIS PREVENTION AND RECOVERY
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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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