Status of initiative: Completed
Description/achievement of initiative

CRMI aims to provide a platform for sharing the experiences and lessons learned between different sectors, languages and cultural groups across the Caribbean in order to facilitate improved disaster risk reduction.The program's expected overall impacts are: •Greater awareness among Caribbean actors in climate risk management of the diverse sources of expertise in their region.•More systematic collaboration among institutions from various Caribbean countries on climate risk management activities.•Identification of and dissemination of best practices in the Caribbean which can potentially be replicated or adapted.

Implementation methodologies

•Increase capacity for climate risk management•Increase investments in climate risk management•Risk reduction and climate change adaptation integrated into development planning

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).  Sponsored by UNDP's Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC)
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 11
Goal 17
Resources devoted to implementation
Other, please specify
Funded by various donors
Other, please specify
Funded by various donors such as: the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea; Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the UNDP – Spanish Trust Fund; the UNDP's Gender Thematic Trust Fund (GTTF); and UNDP core funding from the Regional Bureau for
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Location: Caribbean
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Jacinda Fairholm,

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