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


CDMP Objectives and Activities

Project Objectives

  1. to promote sustainable development by reducing the vulnerability to natural hazards in existing and planned development;
  2. to improve public awareness and development decision making by accurately mapping hazard-prone areas;
  3. to improve hazard risk management by the insurance industry and to help maintain adequate catastrophe protection for the region; and
  4. to promote community-based disaster preparedness and prevention activities with support from the private sector.

Project Activities

The project is implemented through a series of pilot projects in selected countries, and through regional training and information dissemination activities:

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