Ready 360° program
The ready 360° program aims to build greener resilience by strengthening disaster preparedness and response capacities at the individual, family, entrepreneurial and institutional levels.
The Caribbean is one of the regions of the world most exposed to major natural and health risks: hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, epidemics, etc. These risks are exacerbated by climate change, which affects the intensity, unpredictability and frequency of hazards. The geography of the Caribbean zone, marked by insularity, the isolation of communities at risk, and the fragility of infrastructures, makes rescue operations complex.
The Ready 360° project aims to broaden the approach to disaster preparedness by positioning citizens as the first essential actors in the local response: 360° preparedness for enhanced resilience. The fundamental principle of this new approach is based on reducing the environmental impact of risk management practices.
The Ready 360° program brings together activities carried out jointly with stakeholders in 8 Caribbean territories:
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
4 MAIN OBJECTIVES
The Ready 360° program aims to achieve 4 main objectives through the implementation of activities:
- Strengthen regional coordination and legislative frameworks for disaster management
- Prepare, anticipate and respond to disasters and crises with more environmentally friendly preparedness measures.
- Improve information, awareness and preparedness of citizens for disasters and crises
- Develop technical studies and research on disaster management with experts and academic stakeholders
The Ready 360° program aims to strengthen the preparedness and response capacities to natural disasters in the Caribbean territories by implementing activities with three target audiences:
- Local populations: the program allows the deployment of awareness-raising and preparedness activities among citizens.
- Businesses: Ready 360 is a program to raise awareness among small and medium-sized businesses to anticipate and prepare for emergencies in order to reduce the social and economic consequences of potential disasters.
- Institutions and emergency actors: through training and workshops, the program aims to improve the logistical and emergency response capacities of institutions and the various Red Cross organizations in the region.
The operational partners of the Ready 360° program are the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
The Ready 360° project is co-financed by the INTERREG Caribbean program through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The European Union financially supports the Ready 360° program. However, the opinions and information expressed in this document do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.