The Resource Centre has been operational since late 2010 and is located at the Barbados Red Cross Society Headquarters. It was developed at the request of the Caribbean Disaster Management Network, which represents the region’s Red Cross National Societies and works to promote effective disaster management in the Caribbean.
This Center builds on experiences and best practices of two existing Red Cross Reference Centers: the Regional Reference Centre for Community Education and Disaster Preparedness (CRREC), located in Costa Rica with a focus on community education and the Regional Reference Centre for Disaster Preparedness (CREPD), located in El Salvador with a focus on institutional preparedness. The Caribbean Resource Center also aligns its activities with these two Centres within a broader vision of building community resilience through early warning and early action.
We aim to develop and adapt tools for the Caribbean region, while supporting Red Cross National Societies within the Caribbean Support and facilitating technical exchanges between Red Cross National Societies within the region.