The Community Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR) Fund finances projects which reduce the risks of natural disasters and support climate change adaptation efforts in communities across the Caribbean.
The CDRR Fund is a multi-donor trust fund managed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Contributions to the fund come from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada (DFATD), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the CDB.
Communities in the Caribbean are severely affected by climate change and extreme weather events. These events destroy crops, damage homes, disrupt livelihoods and can cause job losses, injury, sickness and death. They also damage roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Communities across the region are struggling to cope.
The CDRR Fund is working to help community members and groups find ways to reduce their vulnerability to risks associated with natural disasters and to adapt to a changing climate.