Enhancing Gender Visibility in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change in the Caribbean: Country Assessment Report for The Commonwealth of Dominica

Enhancing Gender Visibility in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change in the Caribbean: Country Assessment Report for The Commonwealth of Dominica

This country assessment on gender, climate change and disaster risk management in Dominica provides insight on the extent to which governance mechanisms for risk management effectively incorporate gender considerations. Dominica, like many other small island developing states (SIDS), is particularly vulnerable to the effects of natural hazards such as hurricanes, floods, landslides, earthquakes and volcanoes. However, the disasters have not only impacted on the physical environment. They have also exposed Dominica’s economic vulnerability, as they disrupted the country’s economic growth and domestic economy, particularly in the major economic sectors of agriculture and tourism. In April 2006, the Prime Minister of Dominica announced a Three-Year Medium-Term Growth and Social Protection Strategy (GSPS) which defined the country’s economic goals for the period. The achievement of these goals is at risk because of the vulnerability of the country’s social and economic activities to natural disasters. The results showed that women’s lack of resources increase their vulnerability to disasters and limit their capacity to recover from disasters.

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