This week, more than 500 delegates from 20 Caribbean countries will be gathering in Bridgetown to discuss priorities and solutions to tackle climate and disaster risks at the Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean conference.

Caribbean News Service said in a report, that the conference is organized by the World Bank – in partnership with the government of Barbados, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the European Union (EU), under the auspices of Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

Today’s Understanding Risk conference is an opportunity to renew our commitment to work together across the Caribbean and across institutions, to invest in preparedness and build resilience in taking a 360-degree approach to resilience.

The report says during the week-long conference, three regional programs supporting Caribbean countries to plan for long-term resilience and climate-smart growth strategies will be launched.

The $31 million Caribbean Regional Resilience Building Facility will support 15 Caribbean countries by providing technical assistance to mainstream resilience, leveraging investments to reduce vulnerability, and expanding financial protection against disasters

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