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Partnerships

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between CCRIF and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre was signed in August 2011.The MoU sets forth a framework for a collaborative alliance between CCRIF and CCCCC to assist the governments of Caribbean States in understanding the risks of climate change to the economies and people of the region and in identifying possible cost-effective adaptation measures to support greater resilience at the local, national and regional level.

Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency

Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency
CCRIF signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Response Agency – now the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – in August 2009. The MoU formalised a partnership to facilitate capacity building and to develop strategies for mitigating the physical and socio-economic impacts of natural disasters on countries in the region.  The objectives of the MOU are to promote the use of catastrophe risk modelling tools, to introduce new products and initiatives to assist Caribbean governments in better understanding and financing catastrophe risk exposures and to share real time hazard and impact information.

Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology

Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is currently in place with CIMH to support the development of an extreme weather monitoring network which will record extreme rainfall and wind events and act as the verification network for CCRIF parametric policies. CIMH is actively assisting with development and operation of  the excess rainfall model, with outreach for the RTFS, and in data modeling efforts in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake.

OECD International Network on the Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes

OECD  International Network on the Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes
The OECD’s ‘International Network on the Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes’, has shown keen interest in CCRIF and will be using CCRIF as a coordinating agency for benchmarking disaster risk management in the Caribbean

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States - OECS

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between CCRIF and the OECS Secretariat was signed in April 2012. The MoU provides a framework for a collaborative alliance between CCRIF and the OECS Secretariat in enhancing the regional disaster risk management process through capacity building, increasing country-level risk awareness and supporting community-level disaster risk reduction programmes

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC)
In February 2010, CCRIF and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalising a partnership to facilitate capacity building and to develop strategies for mitigating the physical and socio-economic impacts of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, on countries in the region.

University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre – UWI SRC

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between CCRIF and UWI Seismic Research Centre was signed in March 2012.The aim of the MoU is to facilitate a project to enhance the accelometric networks in the Eastern Caribbean and Jamaica that seek to promote the evaluation and mitigation of seismic risks in the Caribbean. A contract was signed for the SRC to commence the project.

UWI Disaster Risk Reduction Centre

UWI Disaster Risk Reduction Centre
The University of the West Indies (UWI) Disaster Risk Reduction Centre and the World Bank signed a grant agreement for the Caribbean Risk Atlas for floods, hurricanes and earthquakes project in mid-June 2009. CCRIF’s catastrophe modelling platform and the data it generates will be made available to assist with the execution of the Risk Atlas project.

World Forum of Catastrophe Programmes

World Forum of Catastrophe Programmes
CCRIF is a member of the World Forum of Catastrophe Programmes. The forum convenes annual meetings which bring together executives from national and international disaster insurance schemes to share their knowledge and experience and to make this available to new and emerging schemes and their sponsors.