CCRIF’s Strategic Plan 2022 – 2025 has been produced at a time when the world and indeed our member governments and their populations continue to face unprecedented disruptive effects. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is considered the region in the developing world that has been hardest hit by the pandemic, resulting in the worst economic contraction in the history of this region. This has been characterized by sharp increases in unemployment, which have had a knock-on effect on household incomes and the ability of families to meet basic needs. There also has been falling commodity prices, reduction in international trade and increases in the poverty rate, among other issues.
For the past 15 years we have been able to consistently provide quick liquidity to our members within 14 days of a natural disaster when a country’s policy is triggered. This helps governments meet their most pressing needs after the disaster, support the most vulnerable in their population and continue government operations. Our member governments have demonstrated year after year that they are leading the way in putting fi nancial protection mechanisms in place to address disaster risk. Indeed, our governments are exploring innovative solutions to complement CCRIF’s products, which serves to promote our message that disaster risk financing strategies are critical to a country’s long-term sustainable development.
Tropical Cyclone Nicole was the fourteenth named storm and the eighth hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. On 9 November at 1800 UTC, the centre of Nicole made landfall on Great Abaco Island, The Bahamas, as a tropical storm. During the next three hours, it further strengthened, reaching the Category 1 hurricane intensity and at 2300 UTC it made landfall on Grand Bahama, The Bahamas.
A fun and interactive booklet for us kids to better understand natural hazards, disasters and climate change
and our roles in #preparing, #keepingsafe and #sharing information with our #friends and #family and #community
The booklet was developed as part of an initiative responding to requests from some of our stakeholders to become more involved in disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities “on the ground” and specifically to develop a disaster risk reduction programme in schools that would inculcate a culture of resilience and safety in our children. CCRIF always seeks to meet the needs of its member countries and consequently we have developed a Regional Disaster Risk Education and Communications Programme, which includes support for formal DRR community education, DRR programmes in schools and DRR communications for the general public.
COAST is an innovative climate risk insurance mechanism to promote: food security; livelihoods of fisherfolk; resilient fisheries; sustainable management of coastal infrastructure; and disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean.