Data Management

Enhancing Gender Visibility In Disaster Risk Management: Jamaica Country Assessment

Date Added: Feb 2010
Format: PDF

This country assessment on Jamaica is done against the background of the Hyogo Framework for Action from the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2005 and the CDERA Action Plan which commit the Government of Jamaica and other key stakeholders to integrate gender into disaster risk management policies and programs. Jamaica because of its location, geology and geography is prone to several natural hazards. The major threats include landslides, hurricanes, floods, droughts and earthquakes.These hazards often result in disasters that affect the lives of men and women and have a profound negative impact on the country and the development of its people especially the poorest.