Cuba: Hurricane Irma

Cuba: Hurricane Irma

Title: Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to the effects of Climate Change against flood and drought hazards in north-central Cuba affected by Hurricane Irma.

Brief description: The project will help strengthen: 

  •  Integrated management capacity that is inclusive and gender sensitive, for preparation, response, prevention and adaptation to the risks of floods and droughts, considering the recurrence of extreme weather events on the north coast of central Cuba, severely damaged by Hurricane Irma.
  •  The EWS hydrometeorological surveillance and monitoring system for drought and flood events.
  • Strengthen the management capacities of the government and key sectors for confronting drought and floods, promoting the articulation of actors and their instruments and attention to key gender dimensions, for a more effective and sustainable response. Through this management, the intention is to promote the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation agendas (CCA) from national to local levels, will have an influence in the territory with a pilot of the early warning system management model and integrated water management.

Countries involved: Cuba. 

Lead entity: United National Development Programme (UNDP). Cuba Country Office.

Project partners: 

  •  National Hydraulic Resources Institute (INRH)
  •  National Divil Defense Staff (EMNDC)
  •  Weather Institute (INSMET)
  •  National Group for Studies on Hazards, Vulnerability and Risk of the Environmental Agency (AMA)
  •  Provincial Administration Councils (CAP) of the governments of Ciego de Ávila and Camagüey

Implementing agengy: French Development Agengy (ADF)