Tags disaster risk-reduction


PRESS RELEASE The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has launched a USD 23.5 million dollar fund which will provide grants to vulnerable communities for community-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation demonstration projects. The Community Disaster Risk Reduction Trust Fund (CDRRF) was established with joint financing from Canada’s Department of […]

CDB To Provide Grants for Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and ...


Chanting for Climate Change – Climate Change artistes to hit Mobay for Pre Earth Day extravaganza By Avia Ustanny, Journalist Kingston, Jamaica Twenty one popular and upcoming artistes will hit Montego Bay next Thursday (April 19) to take part in two days of activities being organised by key environmental agencies […]

Chanting for Climate Change


PRESS RELEASE 12th April 2012 By Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Based on the history of frequency of hazard impacts and related social and economic losses, Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. Understandably, then, the subject of […]

Resolve and Resilience in the Face of Risk



By Rolf Rosenkranz on 12 January 2012 Two years ago today, at 4:53 p.m. local time, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook Haiti to the ground, triggering massive international relief and recovery that will take years. Some 300,000 lost their lives that day, including many working in international development. Since then, half […]

Haiti, 2 Years After the Quake