In May 2017, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has joined forces with the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to support six countries (Antigua Barbuda, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica, SVG, and Saint Lucia) in the analysis of their Early Warning Systems (EWS) gaps, the identification and planning of solutions, and taking actions to address priority EWS gaps with utilization of new approaches.
The project is funded by the European Commission - Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO).
This project helps individuals, communities and key sectors take adequate and feasible measures when an imminent threat is faced. Photo: Zaimis Olmos / UNDP
· Availability and access to multi-hazard early warning systems & disaster risk is one of the 7 Sendai Framework global targets.
· The project is implemented by UNDP-working in collaboration and coordination with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).
· Implementing countries of the project are Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and Cuba.
· Cuba will give direct technical assistance to 4 Caribbean countries.
· The Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems Checklist will be applied in 5 Caribbean countries.