(formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) has launched its
Regional Internship Programme and Small Grants Programme – two initiatives
aimed at building capacity in disaster risk management in the Caribbean.
The Regional Internship Programme is
designed to provide opportunities for young professionals and current students
who have specialised in the areas of disaster risk management, environmental
management, actuarial science, geography, climate studies and other similar
areas to be assigned to regional organisations where their educational
experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments.
CCRIF will dedicate up to US$75,000 for
a maximum of 10 internships each year and expects to partner with the Caribbean
Development Bank (CDB), Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency
(CDEMA), Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Institute
of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) and the University of the West Indies (UWI)
among others. The first interns will be placed in summer 2015.
Small Grants Programme, CCRIF will finance small projects by non-governmental
organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs) and charity
organisations in local communities across CCRIF member countries and/or CARICOM
member countries. Eligible projects should focus on disaster risk management
and/or climate change adaptation and each project should fall within the range
of US$5,000 to US$25,000.
programmes will benefit individuals, organisations and communities while at the
same time improving disaster management throughout the region. The internship
programme will provide interns with the opportunity to integrate their academic
knowledge with practical application and skill development in the workplace and
at the same time, provide temporary employees with special and new/cutting-edge skills and
knowledge to assist with the organisations’ work. The small grants programme will support communities in
implementing projects to prepare for hazards thus creating a culture of safety
and resilience and assisting in disaster-proofing of these communities.
The CCRIF Regional Internship Programme will
start accepting applications in time for placement in summer 2015. Applications will be made through
an online platform on the CCRIF website. For more information and application
CCRIF now invites applications for the CCRIF
Small Grants Programme. Applications must be made through an online platform on the CCRIF
website. For more information and application instructions visit:
CCRIF now invites applications for the CCRIF Scholarship Programme and
CCRIF-University of the West Indies (UWI) Scholarship Programme for the 2015/16
The CCRIF Scholarship Programme provides
scholarships to individuals to pursue a masters degree in hazard/disaster
related disciplines at Caribbean universities (other than UWI) as well as institutions the
United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Through the CCRIF-UWI Scholarship
Programme, students across all
three UWI campuses in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago are eligible
for scholarships to pursue study in fields such as natural resource management,
climate change, meteorology, geography/geology and civil/environmental
engineering. Through these programmes, CCRIF has provided scholarships worth almost US$600,000
to 35 persons from 11 countries in the region.
For more information and application