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  • Cayman Institute 58 Mary Street, Unit 8
    KY1 1202 George Town
    Cayman Islands

    Email: cayman.institute@gmail.com
    Phone: +345 925 1897
    Fax: +44 127 434 7295
    Website: http://www.caymaninstitute.org.ky/

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Cayman Institute

Non-Governmental Organization

http://www.caymaninstitute.org.ky/

The Cayman Institute is an independent, apolitical, privately funded, non profit organization established to consider the long term effects and implications of diverse technological, sociological, economical and cultural issues to the Cayman Islands. Its members work on a voluntary basis and offer strategic...

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Mission

The Cayman Institute is an independent, apolitical, privately funded, non profit organization established to consider the long term effects and implications of diverse technological, sociological, economical and cultural issues to the Cayman Islands. Its members work on a voluntary basis and offer strategic plans for consideration to guide the delivery of nearer term projects, so as not to jeopardize the future of the islands' infrastructure, financial and human resources.

Aims and Objectives

In a rapidly changing world, faced with refugee flows, climate change, peak oil, energy security, hurricanes of increasing severity, rising sea levels, all governments need the input of organizations capable of making leading contributions to regional and international research discourses.

The Cayman Institute was founded with the intention of making a contribution to the discourse in the Cayman Islands, however remit goes beyond these islands as it is relevant to all Small Islands Developing States (SIDS).

The Cayman Institute seeks to encourage innovation in thinking about these issues and in particular welcomes young scholars and the application of new ideas in any of these areas.

Our current research agenda includes:

Alternative Energy (encouraging the adoption of)
Energy Conservation (encouraging the promotion of)
Energy Security (Download Report)
Hybrid, Electric and Hydrogen Powered Vehicles (Encouraging the use of)
Rising Sea Level
Extreme Weather Events

Disaster Reduction Goal

Raising awareness of risks by researching and publishing papers on Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Extreme Weather and Energy Security.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

See above.

Membership in Key Networks

Chief Coordinator - South Asian Strategic Stability Institute
Advisory Committee Member - Many Strong Voices
Strategic Partner - Eradicating Ecocide

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

By working closely with the Cayman Islands Government, the Red Cross and the Cayman Islands National Emergency Management Agency to raise awareness of DDR.
By promoting DDR on our website and to our email list. By attending and presenting at conference regionally and overseas on issues surronding DDR. By sitting on advisory committees\' of other NGOs working with Arctic Communities and SIDS.

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

See Above

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

See above

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

See above.

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

See above.

Other activities

By working closely with the Cayman Islands Government, the Red Cross and the Cayman Islands National Emergency Management Agency to raise awareness of DDR.
By promoting DDR on our website and to our email list. By attending and presenting at conference regionally and overseas on issues surronding DDR. By sitting on advisory committees\' of other NGOs working with Arctic Communities and SIDS.

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

Nicholas B Robson

Websites

http://www.caymaninstitute.org.ky/

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