Saint Lucia - 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: Assessment of Institutional Arrangements for National Capacity development and deeper regional integration. Under this activity, a systems-level assessment would be carried out to understand the institutional arrangements and systems in place for disaster risk management, resilience and effective ex-ante preparedness and post-disaster response.
Component 2:  Strategic Roadmap and Capacity Investment Planning. This activity aims to generate a sustainable and implementable strategic roadmap, based on the country’s specific hazard and exposure profile, organizational capacity, institutional direction and available response resources.

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 2
Amount approved
  • $100,000
  • 07/2019 - 07/2020