Project profile — Community Disaster Risk Reduction Program

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Community Disaster Risk Reduction Program - Overview
Caribbean Development Bank (46009)
2012-03-09 - 2017-03-16
Country / region • Belize (7.14%)
• Bahamas (7.14%)
• Barbados (7.14%)
• Jamaica (7.14%)
• Antigua And Barbuda (7.14%)
• Saint Lucia (7.15%)
• Montserrat (7.14%)
• Suriname (7.15%)
• Trinidad And Tobago (7.15%)
• Saint Kitts And Nevis (7.14%)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines (7.15%)
• Dominica (7.14%)
• Grenada (7.14%)
• Guyana (7.14%)
• West Indies, regional (0.00%)
Sector • General Environmental Protection
Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (25.00%)
• Disaster Prevention And Preparedness
Disaster prevention and preparedness (74010) (75.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (principal objective)
Description and results


The project supports community resilience in the face of natural disasters by undertaking demonstration projects that help determine which prevention or mitigation measures are most effective. In order to produce tangible risk reduction results in pilot communities to be disseminated across the region, these demonstration projects take lessons learned from other disaster risk reduction projects and test innovative ideas to improve or expand on them. The project also addresses the knowledge gap in the region about effective measures by putting together a mechanism for better tracking disaster risk management lessons learned, and measuring results. The project is implementing demonstration projects in fifteen to seventeen communities across the Caribbean, with a focus on high-risk, low-income communities. The Caribbean Development Bank is also using regional specialists to train and inform government agencies, local officials, community workers and community-based organizations on the resources and the approaches available for reducing natural hazard impacts at the community level.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: 1) enhanced implementation of gender-responsive and environmentally sustainable community level interventions to reduce natural hazard risks and climate change impacts in up to 17 communities in the Caribbean region.

Results achieved

Results Achieved as of October 31, 2015: (1)The Project Management Unit (PMU) has been effective in launching three Call for Proposals (July 2013, July 2014 and July 2015) from communities across the Caribbean; (2) two projects have been approved and launched, including Jeffery Town Farmers Association and Trinityville Area Development Committee Benevolent Society. An additional 12 projects are in various stages of approval.



Original budget $2,500,000
Planned Disbursement $0
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