Caribbean: Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference

Context and Objectives

Understanding Risk (UR) is a global community of disaster risk management (DRM) practitioners that exchange knowledge, collaborate, and share best practices in the field of disaster risk assessment. Every two years, GFDRR convenes the UR community at global forums, and the UR community also holds regional events that focus on regional issues and capacity building.

From May 27 – June 1, 2019, the UR Caribbean Conference will take place in Barbados. The UR Caribbean Conference will advance knowledge sharing and collaboration about disaster risk identification.

Main Activities

The funding from the ACP-EU NDRR Program will be used for, among others, logistics, travel costs of Caribbean representatives, and consultant services.

During the conference, projects funded by the ACP-EU NDRR Program in the Caribbean will be showcased and findings disseminated.


The project is in its inception phase.

Partnerships and Coordination

The UR Caribbean Conference is organized in partnership with the European Union, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Cave Hill Campus.

The conference will be hosted by the Government of Barbados.

Useful Links

  • Caribbean
Window of Action
  • Window 1
Amount approved
  • $500,000
  • 12/2018 - 12/2019