May-June 2019: Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference

In May 2019, CDEMA and the EU, in partnership with the WB and GFDRR, hosted the UR conference in Barbados to identify and tackle disaster risk issues across the region. The UR Caribbean Conference brought together DRM practitioners with governments, urban planners, insurance industry stakeholders, private sector organizations, academia, multilateral development banks, CSOs, and other regional partners to collectively take action to address and reduce disaster risk.

The conference was co-financed by the ACP-EU NDRR Program and gathered over 500 delegates from more than 20 Caribbean countries with sessions and live demonstrations conducted by institutions and organizations such as the University of the West Indies, Harvard University, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the UNDRR.

For more information on specific sessions at UR Caribbean, please see:

For more information on ACP-EU NDRR support to this event, please see:

All the videos related to the event are accessible at

A Feature story on the event is accessible at