CDB Launches Webpage for Community Disaster Risk Reduction Trust Fund
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the launch of a dedicated webpage, http://www.caribank.org/programmes/cdrr1 for its Community Disaster Risk Reduction Trust Fund (CDRRF). The CDRRF Project Manager, Mr. Leslie Walling said the webpage will serve as a quick and accessible information portal for non-governmental organisations, community groups, disaster management practitioners, development partners and other stakeholders interested in the CDRRF, community-level disaster risk reduction and climate change in the Caribbean. "The webpage has been designed to provide information in an easy-to-navigate, user-friendly format. Information is arranged into five main sections: Who We Are, What We Do, Who Can Apply, How to Apply and Contact Us, and all documents on the site are provided in MS Word format for easy downloads. In addition, the site features a news feed from key information resource agencies and organisations on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Region. There is also an area featuring useful links. Going forward additional features will be added to the webpage to make it an even more valuable tool for vulnerable communities, and disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation practitioners working at the community level," he stated. The newly launched CDRRF will provide grants to vulnerable communities for community-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation demonstration projects. The USD 23.5 million fund was established with joint financing from Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development - formerly known as the Canadian International Development Agency - and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development. Grants will range in value from USD 400,000 to USD 650,000.