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Scholarship/Professional Development Programme

CCRIF’s Scholarship/Professional Development Programme will help to create a cadre of professionals who are playing a key role in developing national and regional strategies that will lead to improved disaster risk management and increased climate change resilience.

This component includes the following:

  • CCRIF Scholarship Programme
  • CCRIF-UWI Scholarship Programme
  • Cooperation with member countries
  • Professional Development Assistance

As part of this programme, CCRIF has awarded 24 scholarships between 2010 and 2014 either through its Extra-Regional Scholarship Programme, its University of the West Indies (UWI)-CCRIF scholarship programme or as part of its cooperation with member countries and regional organisations. Total disbursements to date are in excess of US$380,000.

CCRIF Scholarship Programme

Beginning in 2014, CCRIF is providing a maximum of four scholarships annually for citizens of CARICOM member countries and/or CCRIF member countries who would like to pursue a Masters or an MBA programme in areas related to disaster risk management which is available at universities in the United Kingdom, United States or Canada or at eligible regional universities (other than the University of the West Indies - UWI).

This CCRIF Scholarship Programme has replaced the Extra-Regional Scholarship Programme, launched in 2012, which provided scholarships for study in the UK, Canada or the USA. Four scholarships were awarded between under the Extra-Regional Scholarship Programme between 2012 and 2013.

Prior to the official launch of the extra-regional scholarship programme, CCRIF, in 2011, provided a grant to Wazita Scott, an employee of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) to attend Reading University in the UK to pursue a Master of Science degree in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate. The scholarship was provided as part of the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding between CIMH and CCRIF.
 


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