EKACDM Website Is Now Available

EKACDM (Enhancing Knowledge and Application of Comprehensive Disaster Management) is a five-year project, supported by the government of Canada, which seeks to reduce the impact of natural, environmental and technological hazards on livelihoods in the region.

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Welcome to Disaster Risk Reduction Centre

Vision Statement

To be a multi disciplinary Centre of Excellence in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management in the Caribbean and globally, especially in Small Island States




Hurricane Ivan covering the Caribbean in September 2004
  1. Provide the leadership that drives the rationalization, integration, and development of all initiatives in disaster risk reduction and disaster management within the University of the West Indies.
  2. Mobilize resources, to supplement those provided by the University of the West Indies, to advance the university’s disaster management programme.
  3. Develop partnerships and other collaborative mechanisms that allow the University, its students and staff to maximize the effectiveness of their interventions in disaster management to advance sustainable development in the Caribbean region.