Caribbean States 2013-2014

GEG EVALUATION OF THE ‘ENHANCING RESILIENCE TO reduce vulnerability in the caribbean (erc)’ Project

Understanding and mobilizing evolving technical and scientific advances in climate change will be critical tools and systems for government and humanitarian agencies in addressing Disaster Risk Management and Reduction.”  Iain Logan, deployed by GEG as evaluation regional DRM/DRR expert.

Background: The region is vulnerable to a wide range of hazards including hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, oil spills, water contamination, infectious disease and progressive environmental damage. The ERC project responds to the need of the OECS group of states for increased capacities in analysis of weather data, early warning systems and mobilization of a volunteer force to cope with these natural and man-made hazards.  The main objective of the ERC is to “strengthen civil protection mechanisms through capacity development for early warning systems, capacity dissemination, and institutional coordination for disaster management and response in Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) sub-region.” The partners in the ERC (CDEMA, CIMH and UNDP) promote the introduction of a real-time impact monitoring platform and of best practices in volunteerism in the sub-region.

Requirement:  A comprehensive global evaluation of the ERC Project that involved rigorous evaluation methods and primary data collection in multiple global locations.

GEG Contribution: A two-person GEG evaluation team (M&E expert teamed with a regional DRM/DRR expert)  conducted the final evaluation of this $4.5 million ERC Project.

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