Preparedness for Effective Response Implementation in the Caribbean
How has the PER approach been used to enhance response activities within the Caribbean?
The goal of the Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) approach is to strengthen the local preparedness capacity of a National Society and its ability to effectively respond in times of a crisis or disaster. The approach consists of highly skilled facilitators guiding National Societies through five phases. These include Orientation; Assessment; Prioritization and Analysis; Workplan; and Action and Accountability. Various countries within the Caribbean have started the PER approach but are at different phases.
Countries Targeted: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago
The major aims of the case study are to:
Identify the phases which each country that started the process is at and
Better understand some of the challenges faced, which may have resulting in the process being halted in some countries.
Recommend ways to overcome these challenges.
Highlight the successes or ways in which other countries have benefited from using the approach.