Ready Together Program
The READY Together program aims to strengthen the emergency preparedness and response capacities of the Caribbean territories through a three-level approach: institutions and emergency actors, economic actors and local populations.
The Caribbean is one of the regions most exposed to the risks of seismic, volcanic and meteorological disasters and climate change.
The 6th IPCC report foresees small island in the Caribbean sea will face more intense but generally fewer hurricanes. The report warns on the sea levels rising around small island, that will cause shorelines to retreat and, coupled with storms, will exacerbate coastal flooding. In the Caribbean, a decrease in rainfall is expected in the coming decades as well as a warming climate which will result in severe droughts.
The impacts on Caribbean populations and territories are exacerbated by social, economic and environmental vulnerability factors, limited preparedness and response capacities, and a risk culture that needs to be strengthened.
- Antigua & Barbuda
- French Guiana
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The READY Together programme aims to strengthen the emergency preparedness and response capacities of the Caribbean territories through a three-level approach: institutions and emergency actors, economic actors and local populations.
This integrated approach is intended to be inclusive and coordinated to ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable are met. It aims to strengthen regional cooperation in a Caribbean united in its diversity.
The READY Together programme focuses on 5 main axis:
- Supporting regional coordination mechanisms
- Capacity building of National Red Cross
- Resilience of economic actors
- Awareness of natural risks and climate change adaptation
- Research and innovation