Projects & Publications

PROJECTS
  • CIDA Project Summary
  • DRRC funded an overview of early warning systems in the Caribbean
  • DRRC funded a research project on the economic impact of a 1907 earthquake on Jamaica if repeated in 2007.
  • DRRC jointly hosted a workshop with CDERA on “The role of Education on disaster risk reduction with focus on Tertiary education”.  October, 2006.

NOTICE

The DRRC and USAID/OFDA hosted a 3-day workshop in March 2009 to critique a course in Disaster Risk Reduction.

The DRRC has secured a 2 - year grant from the World Bank to produce a Caribbean Risk Atlas for floods, hurricanes and earthquakes for a selected number of CARICOM countries.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Mainstreaming of comprehensive disaster management at the education sector level of the Anglophone Caribbean. Jackson, T. 2008. Third Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, December 8-12, 2008, Barbados. http://cdm.cdera.org/cccdm/2008/cd/startup.htm

  • Proceedings of a Symposium on Recent Developments in Disaster Risk Reduction: A University of the West Indies Contribution. July 10, 2008.
  • The Disaster Risk Reduction Centre: An Insight, Mason, M. July 9, 2008. UN-SPIDER workshop, Barbados. www.cdera.org/workshop/un-spider/index.html.
  • The socioeconomic impact of the 1907 earthquake on the Jamaican economy. Mason, M., 2007 Second Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, December 10-14, 2007 Barbados. http://cdm.cdera.org/cccdm/2007/cd/startup.htm
  • GIS-based flood susceptibility mapping: a tool for environmental change monitoring of the Caribbean region. 2007. Second Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, December 10-14, 2007 Barbados. Opadeyi, J., Cooper,V. & Spence, B. http://cdm.cdera.org/cccdm/2007/cd/startup.htm
  • The disaster risk management benchmarking tool for the Caribbean. Opadeyi, J. and Spence, B. 2007. Second Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, December 10-14, 2007 Barbados. http://cdm.cdera.org/cccdm/2007/cd/startup.htm
  • A Socioeconomic Impact Assessment of a 1907-type Earthquake on the Jamaican Economy. Ahmad, R, & Mason M. 2007, 78 pp. Report, Disaster Risk Reduction Centre, The University of the West Indies.