Climate Change and Disaster Risk Resilience

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. Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS) are increasingly vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards that can erase decades of development advances and further entrench poverty and inequality.

Our Goals

The Disaster Risk Reduction programme aims to support the realisation of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy and Framework 2007-2012 led by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the international Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015 to advance risk reduction through international, regional, subregional and national initiatives. These include the strengthening the collection and use of risk and vulnerability information, improving early warning systems, building local capacities to conduct post-disaster needs assessments (PDNA), and support to recovery planning and implementation.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)/Global Goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 13 (Climate Action), and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) all relate to the Disaster Risk Reduction portfolio.

Projects and Initiatives

  • Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP)

    The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) is designed to strengthen the capacity of countries in the Caribbean to invest in climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies, as prioritised in their Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).More 

  • 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).More 

  • Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies (ICCAS)

    The overarching objective of the Programme on Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Grenada (ICCAS) is to increase resilience of vulnerable communities and ecosystems to climate change risks in Grenada through integrated adaptation approaches.More 

  • Strengthening Capacity in Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) in the Caribbean

    The 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.More 

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