National and Regional Outreach and Validation of Findings

This component involved initiating dialogue at both the national and regional levels on how to improve state of emergency legislation. The dialogue was guided by the analytical findings and recommendations that arose out of Component 1, and was carried out in the following ways: (a) conducting national workshops in select countries with experts engaged in natural disaster emergency management, budget appropriation, and legislative reform; (b) conducting a regional workshop to discuss the findings and recommendations of the legal and institutional framework analysis, and the steps that may be taken to implement reforms. Activities under this component yielded a participatory assessment of the state of the legal and institutional frameworks in the Caribbean including recommendations for improvement.