Post-Disaster financing mechanisms
Post-Disaster Financing Mechanisms CD-Rom includes data on institutions
that may finance activities related to natural disasters. It also
contains a description of the disaster financing mechanisms that
governments can use before, during and after disasters whether in
prevention, preparation, mitigation, relief, rehabilitation, or
reconstruction. The information contained is presented from a risk
management perspective, and is intended to assist ACS member states
in their efforts towards reducing the risk to natural hazards that
contribute to disasters. This CD-Rom was developed taking into account
the needs of public authorities and government officials in charge
of activities related to natural disasters.
CD-Rom will hopefully provide them with a tool that contributes
to their efforts when accessing financing mechanisms or identifying
funding sources. Furthermore this tool includes entities, which
traditionally fund non-governmental organisations, allowing government
officials to alert Civil Society in their countries about these
opportunities. The data included in this CD-Rom was last updated
in April 2004. The information here included was taken from the
organization's websites and from direct interviews with key informants
from these entities. Due to the fast evolution of information in
this field, users are invited to directly contact the institutions
mentioned for further information. Comments, especially about new
information, can be sent to ACS.
About this CD-ROM
is this CD Rom for?
To enhance the resource mobilisation capacity of ACS Member Countries
in the area of natural disasters.
What is the Specific Objective of this CD Rom?
To provide ACS Member countries with a user-friendly interactive
tool that would facilitate their access to international funds for
led to the Creation of this CD Rom?
the last two decades, the Greater Caribbean Region has experienced
a dramatic upsurge in the frequency of natural hazards, such as
earthquakes, hurricanes and flooding. These events have caused significant
social and economic disruption and environmental damage, destroying
years of development efforts and investments, and shifting development
priorities away from long-term goals in order to meet immediate
needs of reconstruction and rehabilitation.
it is generally preferred to provide technical assistance towards
projects dealing with Natural Disaster Preparedness, Prevention
and Mitigation (i.e. incorporating vulnerability prevention measures)
natural disasters often strike before there exists sufficient preparedness
and interest at the political, institutional and technical level
to mitigate against future losses. For this purpose, the 3rd Meeting
of the Special Committee on Natural Disasters held in Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago, on September 20-21, 2001 proposed to develop
a Regional Post-Disaster Fund to enable ACS Member Countries to
have an easier access to financial resources to face the rehabilitation
and reconstruction needs following a disaster.
a follow-up of this proposal, the Plan of Action emanating from
the 3rd Summit of ACS Heads of State and/or Government, held in
Margarita Island, Venezuela, on December 11-12, 2001, mandated the
realisation of a study on the possibility of creating mechanisms
that identify sources of reimbursable and non-reimbursable financing,
as well as the requirements for effective management vis-à-vis
the international organisations, so that Member States and Associate
Members of the ACS that are affected by disasters can direct the
resources to the areas of rehabilitation and reconstruction.
a first step, a feasibility study for the creation of a Regional
Post-Disaster Fund in the ACS was conducted and presented to the
5th Meeting of the Technical Group of the Natural Disasters Special
Committee in Curacao, on September 23-24, 2003. Based on the results
of the Study, the Group concluded the "no-feasibility"
of the Regional Post-Disaster Fund but stressed out the importance
of the prevention and mitigation aspects, as well as the necessity
to have a clear inventory of all the financing mechanisms available
in the area of natural disasters. This would help Member Countries
to quickly identify the different donor agencies and countries in
the area of natural disasters, as well as the specific conditions
attached to their reimbursable or non-reimbursable funds.
this database available on the Internet?
Yes, you can find an updated version of this database at www.acs-aec.org
do I contact if the information needs to be updated or modified?
Please contact Mr. Carlos Davila, Transport and Natural Disasters
Director, ACS at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where did the funding from this CD Rom derive from?
This CD Rom was developed with funding from the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea and the British High
Commission in Port of Spain.
developed this CD Rom?
This CD Rom was commissioned by the directorate for Transport and
Natural Disasters of ACS. The project was led by Mr. Carlos Davila,
supervised by Mr. Juan Fernando Valley, assisted by Ailed Peña
and Michelle Arrindell, and developed by the following team of consultants
between the months of January and April 2004:
Concept, Content and Team Leader
Content, Flash and HTML coding
Graphic Design for interface
Carmen González Sánchez
Spanish Translation and Edition
Fedi and Sylvain Beauchamp
French Translation and Edition
email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org.