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THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL FUNDING AGENCIES in CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) OPERATIONS. Col. Dave Williams OAS, Washington, DC., April 10, 2006. CDERA Overview. Genesis, Main Organs, Mandate Operating Environment CDERA’s Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy

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THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL FUNDING AGENCIES in CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) OPERATIONS

Col. Dave Williams OAS, Washington, DC., April 10, 2006

cdera overview
CDERA Overview
  • Genesis, Main Organs, Mandate
  • Operating Environment
  • CDERA’s Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy
  • Role of International Funding Agencies
cdera organisation
CDERA ORGANISATION
  • Regional Disaster Management Organisation
  • Established by CARICOM in 1991
  • Three Organs – Council of Ministers, Board of Directors, Coordinating Unit
  • Membership – 16 English Speaking Caribbean States
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CDERA Participating States (16)

Anguilla

Guyana

Antigua and Barbuda

Jamaica

Bahamas

Montserrat

Barbados

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Belize

Saint Lucia

British Virgin Islands

Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

Dominica

Trinidad and Tobago

Grenada

Turks and Caicos Islands

cdera mandate
CDERA MANDATE
  • To make “immediate & coordinated response” to disasters in Participating States (PS)
  • To mobilize & coordinate disaster relief from governmental & non-governmental organizations for affected PS
  • To promote the establishment, enhancement and maintenance of disaster response capabilities among PS.
four 4 sub regions with sub regional focal points
Four (4) Sub- Regions with Sub-Regional Focal Points
  • Jamaica – Belize. Bahamas, TCI
  • Antigua & Barbuda – BVI, Anguilla St. Kitts/Nevis, Montserrat
  • Barbados – Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago – Grenada, Guyana
cdera s operating environment
CDERA’s Operating Environment
  • Multiple Hazards
  • Many stakeholders
  • Limited resources
  • Limited capacity
cdera s operating strategy
CDERA’s Operating Strategy
  • Strategic partner alliances
  • Regular partner programming consultations
  • Empowering of sector partners to lead dissemination and advocacy with their constituency
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COUNTRIES &

NAT. ORGS.

DONORS

NGOs

CDERA

RESEARCH PARTNERS

REGIONAL SECTORS

REGIONAL PARTNERS

cdera outputs policy development
CDERA OUTPUTS: POLICY DEVELOPMENT
  • Donations Management Policy
  • National Relief Policy
  • Technical Assistance Secondment protocol
  • Human Resources Policy
  • Emergency Assistance Policy
  • National Hazard Mitigation Policy
outputs of cdera tools plans
OUTPUTS OF CDERA: TOOLS & PLANS
  • National Plans and SOPs
  • Model Legislation
  • Regional Coordination Plan
  • Regional Mechanism
cdera outputs training courses
CDERA OUTPUTS:TRAINING COURSES
  • Courses on:
    • Emergency Telecommunications
    • Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis
    • Shelter Management
    • Basic and Advanced Disaster Management
    • Emergency Operations Centre Management

Public Education and Teaching Materials

cdera funding
CDERA FUNDING
  • Members’ annual Assessed Contributions
  • Projects (Technical assistance, Grants, etc.)
role of ifas incorporate cdm in institutional products services
Role of IFAs: Incorporate CDM in institutional products & services
  • Incorporate CDM in Bank Policy and Programme
  • Give ‘soft’ loans for use of safer materials and the application of building standards & codes
  • Assess adherence to building codes and standards in bank’s site/inspection visits
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Role of IFAs: Incorporate CDM in institutional products & services
  • Conduct targeted economic and financial impact assessments
  • Institute post-event recovery support policy and programmes
  • Encourage Natural Hazard Impact Assessments (NHIAs)
role of ifas lead by example
Role of IFAs: Lead by Example
  • Low risk siting/location of facilities
  • Contingency and recovery plans
  • Acquire hazard assessment/risk assessment info of Jurisdiction
  • Management services for Catastrophy funds
  • Staff retrofitting support programmes
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Role of IFAs -Lead by Example
  • Include disaster related risks in risk assessment portfolio for granting loans
  • Investigate the availability of financing from Multi-lateral Institutions (e.g. CDB) to provide funding for ‘soft loans’
role of the ifas incorporate cdm in the institution s corporate outreach programmes
Role of the IFAs: Incorporate CDM in the institution’s Corporate Outreach Programmes:
  • Encourage training and certification of builders and artisans
  • Support regional hazard awareness programmes targeted at home owners
  • Fund community mitigation projects
  • Fund hazards research