January 21, 2020

The Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme in the CARIFORUM launches a new website

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  • The platform seeks to provide support for disaster prevention and climate change adaptation in the region
  • It is part of the joint efforts of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the to reduce vulnerability in the region

Madrid, November 14th 2018.  The Programme, which was created to help reduce vulnerability to the long-term impacts of natural hazards, launched an innovative website to raise awareness of the importance of prevention in limiting the effects of natural disasters in  countries. With this site, the Programme shares good practices and activities on natural disaster risk management in the region.

This interactive site is easy to navigate. It shares successful cases for the reinforcement of good practices on a regional, national and community level, sharing strategies to deal with natural hazards and the effects of CVC through coordinated interventions and timely responses in the region. The site aims to become a primary source of information for the population in CARIFORUM countries, contribute to sustainable development in the region and to the 2030 Agenda.

The website shows successful cases such as the launch of SINI in the Dominican Republic, a risk identification platform that has significantly increased the capacity of disaster response in that Caribbean country. Other examples of good practices and actions of the NDRM Programme are communicated through audiovisual content.

The NDRM platform has released an interactive map that shows results and solutions in NDRM in the CARIFORUM countries. This is one of the novelties of the design of the website: by clicking on each country on the map the user can view the main results of the NDRM Programme in each country. This allows the user to learn about CARIFORUM’s and the EU’s efforts on NDRM in a practical and dynamic way.

About the NDRM Programme:

The Natural Disaster Risk Management (NDRM) Programme is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, funded by the European Union (EU). It supports disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) activities in the CARIFORUM countries.

The EUR20 million five-year ACP-EU NDRM Programme, launched in July 2014, is being co-implemented by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of the Dominican Republic (DR). NDRM is part of a longstanding cooperation that brings together partner entities from ACP countries, which are active in disaster and climate resilience, and to which the EU committed more than EUR320 million over the period 2008 to 2013.

Beneficiary countries of this funding are Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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