In December 2016, CADRI organized a regional scoping mission and workshop on Capacity Development for Disaster Risk Reduction in Latin American and Caribbean Region. The workshop included 3 presentations of the 3 respective approaches and tools (CADRI, UNISDR and UNDAC), and a half-day group work session through which participants undertook a comparative analysis of the 3 approaches, and developed proposals for a harmonized LAC approach.

The rationale behind the workshops was the CADRI Partnership Board approved a Post-2015 Partnership Strategy calling for the activation of the CADRI Partnership in the regions with a view to:

  • Promote stronger alignment of CADRI interventions with regional UNDG priorities;
  • Strengthen UN System coherence in DRR programming in the region in support of the implementation of the revised UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience;
  • Expand the pool of DRR experts trained on the CADRI capacity development approach in the regions.

The objective of the mission was to:

  • Determine CADRI niche and added value in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region by scoping existing capacities (tools, initiatives) and needs;
  • Facilitate the articulation of a “harmonized” approach to DRR capacity development in LAC through a comparative analysis of the CADRI, UNISDR and UNDAC methodologies and tools;
  • Identify implementation modalities for the harmonized approach in support to country demands on DRR, including coordination mechanism for joint decision-making, planning and deployment.