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The overall goal of this project is to mitigate damages in CDERA member states particularly for the flood hazard. The emphasis on this hazard is in keeping with the findings of the Status of Disaster Preparedness in CDERA Participating States conducted in May 2001 which identified floods as the most common event - occurring in 90 % of CDERA Participating States in the last five years, however in contrast only 25% of these countries have any plans in place to guide disaster management activities for this hazard.

The project intends to train through model works, professionals for hazard mapping and disaster management planning in CDERA and equip them to prepare hazard maps and disaster management plans for hazard vulnerable areas in the CDERA community.

This project, which will initially be implemented in three countries Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago, will also benefit from formal collaboration being established with regional institutions such as the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH). This will enhance project delivery and sustainability of outputs. The outputs of the project will be shared with all Participating States for adoption and adaptation where appropriate.

 

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