Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project
Implemented by the Organization of American States
Unit of Sustainable Development and Environment
for the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the Caribbean Regional Program


Project Information Thematic Overviews of CDMP Activities

Objectives and Activities
Activity Streams
Progress Bulletins
Events and Announcements
Project Papers and Publications
Regional Hazard Mitigation Mandates
Links to Related Sites
Project Contacts

Investing in Mitigation: Costs and Benefits
Insurance and Reinsurance
Activities in the Dominican Republic

Building and Construction
Hazard-resistant Construction Resources
School/Shelter Vulnerability Reduction

Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment:
Hazard Mapping Resources
Hazard Mitigation Planning
Storm Hazard Modeling

The Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project was completed in December 1999.
This web site will remain active as a repository for project documentation and publications.

Over the past two decades, the Caribbean region has experienced a dramatic upsurge in the level of destruction caused by hurricanes and tropical storms. Events in Dominica, the Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Jamaica and other Caribbean nations during this period helped focus attention on the destabilizing effects of these natural hazards. While storms and related flooding and landslides are the most frequently experienced hazards, earthquakes and volcanoes also pose significant risk to the region.

The Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project (CDMP) was a joint effort of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), with the aim of establishing sustainable public/private disaster mitigation mechanisms that measurably lessen loss of life, reduce potential damage, and shorten the disaster recovery period. The project was executed from September 1993 to December 1999. This web site contains detailed information about project activities, project publications and training resources. Final documents, which review CDMP activities and identify lessons learned include the Executive Summary of the Final USAID/OFDA Evaluation of the Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project, the final project report by the OAS and the final CDMP Monitoring and Evaluation Matrix.

CDMP home page: Project Contacts Page Last Updated: 20 April 2001