First Caribbean Human Development Report on Citizen SecurityThe Caribbean Human Development Report (HDR) 2012: Human Development and the Shift to Better Citizen Security, commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the first HDR on the Caribbean analyses the impact of insecurity and violence on human development, within the development context of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
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 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 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. 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.
SIDS DOCK Support Programme: C'bean Energy Efficiency Lighting ProjectThis project is part of the SIDS DOCK Support Program project pipeline, and will seek to catalyze the transition to low carbon economies and sustainable energy sectors through the provision of energy efficient (EE) lighting to communities in the Eastern Caribbean (SIDS DOCK Member countries). The project should assist countries in removing the policy, capacity and investment barriers to energy efficient (EE) lighting.
Capacity Building Sustainable Land ManagementSustainable land management (SLM) involves the use of terrestrial resources and ecosystems e.g. soils, plants to provide goods and services e.g. food, drinking water, fuel, timber, without detriment to the long-term productive potential of these resources and their environmental functions. SLM is critical to minimizing and rehabilitating the effects of land degradation, and ensuring optimal use of resources for sustainable development and poverty alleviation.