The objective of this project is to promote the resilience of the indigenous and Afro-descendant populations of the coast in the communities of El Bluff and Walpasiksa. Paying special attention to the resilience of women and children, in the face of extreme climate-related risks and other disturbances and disasters such us economic, social or environmental.

The context of intervention

The experience of working with communities has shown the need to reinforce participation and knowledge in emergency preparedness and prevention actions, including rescuing traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, protection, and mitigation of disasters and climate effects.


Due to this context, WeWorld's action will be aimed at strengthening the organizational skills and participation of the population in the coastal communities of El Bluff (South Caribbean Autonomous Region) and Walpasiksa (North Caribbean Autonomous Region) for disaster risk prevention. This goal will be attained through engagement in various areas, including enhancing community comprehension of disaster risk factors and fostering the active and informed involvement of community members in knowledge management processes and raising community awareness on these matters. It will also promote the adoption and revival of traditional practices and technologies for disaster risk prevention.

Additionally, efforts will be made to provide communities with suitable tools for early warning and proactive actions against disaster risk, enabling them to prepare, respond, and recover effectively. To achieve this, communication mechanisms and community action protocols must be strengthened, hydro-meteorological monitoring equipment must be provided for monitoring socio-natural threats, and conditions for the empowerment of women and girls in disaster risk management processes must be improved.

All of this will be done with special attention and emphasis on the needs of women, youth, and children, as well as people with disabilities, the elderly, and other vulnerable groups.