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Funding Options for Adaptation
Disaster Risk Management Programme
Funding Source Multilateral banks (Caribbean Development Bank)
Focal Sector/s Water; population and human settlements
Nature of disbursement Loan
Cofinancing No
Eligible Region Small Island Developing States
Summary Note The Caribbean region is vulnerable to many different natural hazards, including floods and droughts; tropical storms and hurricanes; landslides; earthquakes; tsunamis and volcanic events. Since 1974, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has been responding to requests from its member countries for assistance with post-disaster rehabilitation.

The Natural Disaster Risk Management Hurricane Deal Rehabilitation project in Jamaica aims to restore and protect vital infrastructure. The project includes:

  • Construction of sea defences to protect the Palisadoes tombolo which links Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) with the mainland via the Norman Manley Highway (NMH). Works include construction of stone revetments, groynes, and replenishment of protective dunes
  • Repairs to main roads, including rehabilitation of pavement, drainage works and sea defences
Contact details for further information Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408
St. Michael
Barbados, W.I.
Tel. No. (246)431-1600
Fax No. (246)426-7269
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