Crisis Prevention and Recovery

 A bridge over Hope River after tropical storm Gustav. PHOTO CREDIT: UNDP Jamaica
  • When Hurricane Sandy touched down in Kingston on 24 October, excessive winds left more than 70 percent of the population without electricity, killed one person and forced more than 1,000 into shelters. As the storm moved across the island, an estimated US$ 100 million worth of infrastructure, including hospitals and schools, were damaged or destroyed, setting back decades of hard-won development.

  • The Caribbean Risk Management Initiative (Phase Two) Project combines aspects of UNDP’s corporate strategic plan (2008-2011) from operation areas of Crisis prevention and recovery – disaster risk reduction and environment and sustainable development – promoting adaptation to climate change. The project falls under focus areas three and four from the RBLAC regional plan and the RBLAC key results areas Strengthened regional, national and local capacities to manage and mitigate the risks of disasters; and strengthened regional capacity to adapt to climate change.

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