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Strengthening of risk assessment and multi-hazard early warning systems for meteorological, hydrological and climate hazards in the Caribbean

This report presents the findings of an assessment undertaken by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) during 2010-2011 which assessed the institutional and technical capacities and needs of the Caribbean region to support Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) and risk assessment. The findings provide the foundation for future capacity development projects and for the improvement of existing capacities, and a support for other projects and developments in the region.

The report is comprised of seven chapters: (i) the first chapter explains the precedent for disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures and MHEWS, including the establishment of international agendas such as the Hyogo Framework for Action; (ii) chapter two describes the main hazards and effects of climate change which threaten the Caribbean and gives examples of good practices in DRR from the region; (iii) chapter three describes the methodology for the assessment, the scope, and the sources of data used; (iv) chapter four describes other relevant project which were undertaken in the region; (v) chapter five assesses the capacities and gaps in the current system of MHEWS in the Caribbean; (vi) chapter six summarizes the WMO's findings and recommends actions for capacity development; (vii) chapter seven suggests next steps and key priorities as the Caribbean nations move forward in DRR.


  • Themes:Capacity Development, Disaster Risk Management, Early Warning
  • Countries/Regions:Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/34066

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