Tools and Methodologies
CADRIM'S main objective is the development and adaptation of tools and methodologies to be used in improving community resilience and reducing disaster-related risk through early warning systems and early actions that fit the Caribbean context.
Technical Exchanges and Internships
Through the execution of technical exchanges and internships, CADRIM promotes the development, pilot and revision of materials through exchanges and internships for Red Cross Society staff and volunteers.
Knowledge Management and Information Sharing
CADRIM maintains a digital inventory and web library of high quality resource materials on community based disaster risk reduction relevant to the Caribbean.
Selection Tool for Vulnerable Communities
In 2011, this Caribbean-specific tool, called the ‘Community Selection of Vulnerable Communities tool’ was developed through the Resource Center and piloted in eight Caribbean countries. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Canadian Red Cross, the tool takes into account the context of the region and the associated populations and risks with appropriate criteria presented in an easy-to-use but thorough Beta tool where data can be input, calculated and analyzed.
Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) produced a Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) module, known as the Climate Smart Community Disaster Management Module. The IFRC, a partner in the process, adapted the tool to respond to the needs of Red Cross National Societies. The tool facilitates a Training for Facilitator’s on climate change and its impacts relevant to in the Caribbean region; and also a sensitization process in the community as a preliminary step to the VCA process.
The Resource Center aims to capture best practices from the Caribbean National Societies and the IFRC in different ways. Virtual interviews are just one of the innovative mechanisms to capture and promote information but case studies, reviews and evaluations are also fantastic ways to capture qualitative and quantitative information.