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Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean regional workshop on integrated disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation planning

Organizer(s) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction UNDRR Bonn Office
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Format
In person
Date
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Organizers

  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), 
  • Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA),
  • Trinidad and Tobago - government , and
  • Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs)

Workshop objective

The workshop seeks to enhance the capacities of Caribbean countries in developing and implementing integrated plans, and to support regional efforts in streamlining climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures in light of past and projected climate change impacts. It will facilitate broader understanding of existing and relevant initiatives at the national and regional levels, with a view to strengthening their use and application in integrated approaches. It will also highlight opportunities for synergistic planning and implementation. The workshop will be held in partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs), hosted by the government of Trinidad and Tobago. It is scheduled for 11-12 July 2023, targeting DRR and National Adaptation Plan (NAP) focal points in countries of the Caribbean

More specifically, the workshop will:

  • Convene key government representatives from ministries and agencies with responsibility for disaster risk management (DRM), climate change adaptation (CCA), and planning and finance, together with UN, regional and international organizations, to share good practices, challenges and opportunities in integrated planning.
  • Facilitate the awareness of and input in regional planning frameworks for DRM and climate change
  • Promote the application of climate information in planning processes.
  • Share information and updates on existing coordination mechanisms, ongoing projects, risk data, and national climate and disaster finance tracking.

This regional workshop will result in a shared vision for implementation of existing plans or the development of new plans (DRR strategies, NAPs, or integrated plans). The workshop will build capacities to enable countries to develop and implement climate-risk informed, data-driven national plans or integrated strategies, enabling them to draw on the skills and capacities of relevant line ministries, and building on the concepts and good global and regional practices on development and implementation of National Adaptation Plans and DRR strategies. The workshop will also build on existing work done in the region to strengthen integration.

Expected outcome

This regional workshop will result in a shared vision for implementation of existing plans or the development of new plans (DRR strategies, NAPs, or integrated plans). The workshop will build capacities to enable countries to develop and implement climate-risk informed, data-driven national plans or integrated strategies, enabling them to draw on the skills and capacities of relevant line ministries, and building on the concepts and good global and regional practices on development and implementation of National Adaptation Plans and DRR strategies. The workshop will also build on existing work done in the region to strengthen integration.

Key outcomes of the workshop include:

  1. A roadmap, including guiding principles, to boost integrated disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation planning at the national level, and ensuring alignment with regional mechanisms.
  2. Outline capacity development needs for country implementation and to access climate finance in order to implement NAPs and DRR strategies.

Target Audience

Participants will include:

  • National DRR focal points (not limited to emergency response/preparedness officers)
  • Climate change or NAP focal points
  • Representatives from Ministries of planning and finance
  • Development partners/UN agencies / International organizations
  • Regional organizations
  • International and Regional Financial Institutions

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