Caribbean Hazard Mitigation Capacity Building Programme (CHAMP)

          This project sought to enhance the capacity of the Caribbean Region in reducing vulnerability to the effects of natural hazards, through the development of national hazard mitigation policies and plans (HMPP), promoting hazard mapping and vulnerability Assessment (HAZMA) generated information as decision-making support to hazard mitigation interventions, and by promoting safer building practices in the informal building sector through training and certification. CHAMP activities were carried out in four pilot states : Belize, British Virgin Islands, Grenada and St. Lucia, and was implemented by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA), with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and executed by the Organization of American States, Department of Sustainable Development (OAS/DSD).