Managing Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
On 19 June, UNDP hosted a Risk Management workshop in Havana Cuba titled – Risk Management in the Caribbean: Caribbean Risk Management Initiative (CRMI) and Beyond. The objective of the workshop was to share the results and evaluation recommendations of UNDP’s regional project which focused on disaster risk reduction, recovery and gender integration in the region. It was also to identify risk reduction and climate change adaptation priorities in the region, in which UNDP can provide value-added support.
At the workshop the CRMI Project Manager shared some information from the final evaluation report of the project, i.e. the main results, challenges and lessons learned from the projects implementation. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide the RHLAC, UNDP Country Offices and stakeholders including Trinidad and Tobago with findings and recommendations for improving management and accountability, and to inform development programming and strategy for future actions in disaster risk management and climate change adaptation (DRM/CCA) in the Caribbean. The Project was implemented in seven Caribbean countries: Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago benefitted local governments, vulnerable communities, national governmental and scientific/educational institutions and regional bodies.
The participants of the workshop included government representatives, country office representatives and RHLAC representatives also reviewed the Climate Change Adaptation and the Disaster Risk Reduction needs and priorities in the region.