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TA Programme

Technical Assistance Programme - Components
In 2009, the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) launched its Technical Assistance Programme. This Programme consists of three components and is designed to provide an ongoing mechanism for grant support within the Caribbean region for capacity building initiatives and the development and implementation of projects which have a strong potential for improving the effectiveness of risk management. The Programme aims to help Caribbean countries deepen their understanding of natural hazards and catastrophe risk, and the potential impacts of climate change on the region.
The TA Programme consists of three components and provides an ongoing mechanism for grant support within the Caribbean region for capacity building initiatives and the development and implementation of projects to improve the effectiveness of disaster risk management.
Contribution to Disaster Risk Management Since 2010-2019

Under its Technical Assistance (TA) Programme, CCRIF supports member countries, regional organizations, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions to develop and implement disaster risk management projects and programmes and also implements capacity building initiatives. Since the launch of the Technical Assistance Programme in 2010, CCRIF has provided US$3 million to support disaster risk management efforts in the region.

COMPONENT 1: Scholarship/Professional Development Programme

The Scholarship/Professional Development Programme will help to create a cadre of professionals who are playing a key role in developing national and regional strategies that will lead to improved disaster risk management and increased climate change resilience.

Beginning in 2014, CCRIF will provide a maximum of four scholarships annually for citizens of CARICOM member countries and/or CCRIF member countries who would like to pursue a Masters or an MBA programme in areas related to disaster risk management which is available at universities in the United Kingdom, United States or Canada or at eligible regional universities (other than the University of the West Indies - UWI). Read More ...

In 2010, CCRIF began its scholarship programme with University of the West Indies (UWI) to provide scholarships to students who are pursuing studies in catastrophe risk related undergraduate and graduate programmes at the University.  Read More ...

Provides opportunities for recent graduates who have studied in the areas of disaster risk management, environmental management, actuarial science, geography, climate studies and other related areas to be assigned to national and regional organizations where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments.  Read More ...

COMPONENT 2: Regional Knowledge Building

CCRIF continues to develop and strengthen partnerships with key entities in the region through signing of memoranda of understanding and the development and implementation of related programmes geared towards improving disaster risk management, increasing climate resilience and reducing vulnerability. These work plans are typically funded by CCRIF.

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COMPONENT 3: Support for Local Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives

Launched in March 2015, the CCRIF Small Grants Programme provides financing for small disaster risk reduction projects in local communities by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), charity organizations and academic institutions across CCRIF’s Caribbean member countries and/or CARICOM member countries. The programme provides funds of between US$5,000 and US$25,000 per project.

For more information on our Small Grants Programme...