5th Call for Proposals - Country Directed Fund (CDF)

Bridgetown, Barbados, 3rd March, 2017-The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU), with support from the European Union (EU), through the Strengthening of the Capacity of the CDEMA Coordinating Unit and Participating States for Implementation of Comprehensive Disaster Management project is inviting National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) and relevant national agencies, responsible for CDM implementation, to apply for use of the Country Directed Fund.

Relevant national agencies must apply through the National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs).

The following CDEMA Participating States are eligible to receive funding: Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, The Republic of Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, The Republic of Suriname, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

The proposed initiative should:

  • (1) support the CDM results articulated in the National CDM Work Programme that has been endorsed by the requisite governmental authority and accepted by CDEMA CU as the final CWP;
  • (2) cost between 10,000 and 60,000 Euros and
  • (3) identify intervention/s that will be completed within nine (9) months of disbursement of the funds.

The competitive Call for Proposals will cover projects that enhance capacity within CDEMA PS in the priority areas of: (1)Enhanced Institutional Capacity; (2) Knowledge Management and Learning for CDM; (3) Sector Integration of CDM; (4) Enhanced Community Resilience; (5) Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation and Research; (6) Contingency Planning and Exercise Design and Testing; (7) Emergency Response Coordination; (8) Disaster Situational Awareness (Damage Assessment); (9) Information Management; (10) Disaster Risk Reduction; (11) National Disaster Management Organization Capacity Building; (12) DRR-related Information and Communication Technologies.

Proposals will be screened for eligibility, completeness and linkages to the CDM strategy 2014-2024 and eligible Participating State’s Country Work Programme before being submitted to the Grant Approval Board who will review the application and make the final decision for granting the funds.

Application should be submitted to the Executive Director, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Coordinating Unit (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or CDEMA Coordinating Unit, Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael, Barbados no later than 21st April, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Only proposals which have satisfied the requirements will be eligible for further evaluation.

Please see below the following documents: