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CCRIF SPC MOUs and Partnerships

CCRIF MOUs and Partnerships with Disaster Risk Management and Development Entities

Currently, CCRIF has MOUs or agreements with 11 organizations – and previously had MOUs with two other organizations. These MOUs are accompanied by work plans, many of which are funded by CCRIF.

MOU Partner Organization

Purpose/Focus of MOU

Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (AARFRC)

To reduce climate-related risks and building resilience in CCRIF member countries, with a focus on replication and scaling up – through initiatives including building a Cooler Cities Finance Facility and developing risk literacy programmes targeting senior policy makers.


Association of Caribbean States (ACS)

To collaborate on efforts towards mainstreaming disaster risk management in the wider Caribbean within the context of Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and their priorities for action.


Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) To promote and facilitate comprehensive risk management within the Caribbean region through improving the quality of public services.

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)

To assist the governments of Caribbean states in understanding the risks of climate change to the economies and people of the region and in identifying possible cost-effective adaptation measures to support greater resilience at the local, national and regional level. Current focus is on revision of the Regional Strategic Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change to ensure that it responds appropriately to the Paris Agreement from COP 21 and addresses other risks such as the COVID-19 pandemic.


Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

To strengthen and expand mutual efforts towards the promotion of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) within the Caribbean region, including examination of building code standards and legislation. CCRIF has been a sponsor of the Caribbean Conference on CDM, hosted by CDEMA and national disaster management agencies since 2009.


Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH)

To collaborate on data gathering and research/development for extreme hydro-meteorological events and capacity development for climate professionals in the Caribbean – through enhancement of measuring networks for extreme wind, rainfall, streamflow and drought events; impact analysis of hydro-meteorological events; and development and expansion of data, tools and products for real-time storm forecasting.


Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)

To collaborate on the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability Facility (COAST) initiative, which will help to reduce the risk that climate change poses to the fisheries sector. This includes exploration and promotion of microinsurance products for stakeholders in the fisheries and aquaculture industries and promotion of climate-resilient fishing, fish farming and resource management practices among CRFM Member States.


Coordination Center for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC)


To support Central American countries to build disaster resilience through better access to risk transfer instruments as well as to promote disaster risk reduction.


Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

To reduce vulnerabilities to natural hazards and climate change in OECS Member States. Current focus is on conducting assessment of vulnerable communities and developing strategies, action plans and projects for funding for increasing resilience  in OECS member countries.


Regional Committee on Hydraulic Resources (CRRH)

To support Central American countries to build disaster resilience through improved risk transfer instruments as well as to promote the development and use of high-quality climate data.


United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC)


To assist the governments of Caribbean States to adopt policies and disaster risk reduction and mitigation strategies that minimize the socioeconomic, physical and environmental damage caused by natural disasters.

The University of the West Indies (UWI)

To collaborate in the areas of disaster risk management, including modelling and disaster risk financing, climate change adaptation and research and capacity building towards creating a cadre of individuals who can effectively support the development priorities of countries in the region.


Previous MOUs

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

To expand on the Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) study in the Latin American and Caribbean regions in support of enhanced decision making in light of climate change impacts. The study, “Understanding the Economics of Climate Adaptation in Trinidad and Tobago” was produced.

UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC)

To establish and maintain a new accelerometric network in the Eastern Caribbean and Jamaica to enhance the capability for identifying and mitigating seismic risk in the Caribbean. A total of 15 strong motion sensors were installed – or existing sensors updated – in Grenada, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Vincent, and Jamaica.