CDEMA: Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacity Assessment and Technical Assistance

Context and Objectives
Across the Caribbean, due to limitations in human and financial resources, many disaster agencies are under capacitated and institutionally weak. In a region with category 5 hurricane disasters, preparedness and response will always be a key pillar of comprehensive DRM. Therefore, strengthening preparedness systems before an event and strengthening the capacity of a system to effectively respond post-disaster both protects public safety, safeguards development gains and increases resilience. 

Main activities
Component 1: Institutional Assessment and evaluation of current architecture in the area of regional preparedness and response: This component will focus on an institutional assessment to determine the best organizational structure and funding model for CDEMA to provide the most effective and impactful regional public good in preparedness and response.
Component 2:  Strategic Roadmap and Capacity Investment Planning for Regional Response: This component aims to generate a sustainable and implementable roadmap for systems improvement within CDEMA focused on preparedness and response offerings, to participating states.

The project is in its inception phase

Partnerships and Coordination
The activities under this project will be implemented by the World Bank in partnership with CDEMA and in close alignment with the work advancing under the EU 11th EDF Intra-ACP envelope.

  • Caribbean
Window of Action
  • Window 1
Amount approved
  • $100,000
  • 07/2019 - 07/2020