This project is part of the Regional Risk Reduction Initiative (R3i) which covers the English and Dutch overseas countries and territories in the Caribbean region, a total of 7 territories (Anguilla, Aruba, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos, and the Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curaçao, St Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius)). These territories are highly vulnerable to various natural hazards and climate change impacts, also having fragile ecosystems and concentrations of settlements and major functions in low lying coastal areas and other hazard prone locations. This project seeks to address the risk and exposure of these small islands by providing a network of regional infrastructure, programmes, policies and protocols to strengthen their capacity to predict and prepare for natural hazards (which includes the following categories of disasters: inland flooding; coastal flooding due to Tsunamis, storm surges, wind and Hurricanes; volcanic activities; landslides; oil and other hazardous spills; earthquakes), thus improve resilience and reduce risk and subsequent loss.
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