Original Language
English
E-ISBN
978-92-9268-072-5
Number of Pages
114
Reference Number
PUB2021/019/EL
Date of upload

28 Sep 2021

Migration, Environment, Disaster and Climate Change Data in the Eastern Caribbean: Regional Overview

The reports entitled Migration, Environment, Disaster and Climate Change Data in the Eastern Caribbean are based on a regional study assessing the national and regional data systems on migration, environment, disasters and climate change across the Eastern Caribbean. The set of reports includes one Regional Overview and six National Analyses, and they are meant to assist the governments of the Eastern Caribbean in the governance of human mobility related to environmental change, through improved evidence and regional cooperation.

The assessments were produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the six independent member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS): Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, between 2020 and 2021, as part of a project entitled “Regional Dialogue to Address Human Mobility and Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean”, with funding from the German Federal Foreign Office, in partnership with the IOM Dominica Country Office and IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), and in close collaboration with the OECS Commission.

  • Acknowledgements
  • List of text boxes, figures and tables
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Executive summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Migration, climate and environmental change, and issues of data in the Eastern Caribbean
    • 1.2. Scope and objective of the study 
  • 2. Conceptual and methodological framework
    • 2.1. Conceptual framework: Understanding the climate and environmental change, disaster, and human mobility nexus and outcomes 
    • 2.2. Methodological approach and data
      • 2.2.1. Research approach and data collection
  • 3. Regional governance frameworks related to environment, climate change, disasters and human mobility
    • 3.1. The Caribbean Community
    • 3.2. The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
    • 3.3. Free-movement arrangements under the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and the Caribbean Community: Comparative insights
    • 3.4. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
      • 3.4.1. Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency: Regional disaster coordination  architecture and mechanisms
    • 3.4.2. The Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis Continuum
      • 3.4.2.1. Pre-Impact Data Analysis
      • 3.4.2.2. The Initial Situation Overview and Form
      • 3.4.2.3. The Initial Damage and Human Needs Assessment and Form
      • 3.4.2.4. The Detailed Damage Sector Assessment
      • 3.4.2.5. Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
  • 4. Comparative analysis of the collection of data on human mobility, environment, disaster and climate change in the six Eastern Caribbean States
    • 4.1. Collection of data on human mobility, environment, disaster and climate change within national immigration departments
    • 4.2. Collection of data on human mobility, environment, disaster and climate change within national statistics departments
    • 4.3. Collection of data on human mobility, environment, disaster and climate change within national disaster departments
  • 5. Gaps and limitations to enhanced data collection, analysis and dissemination on human mobility in the context of climate and environmental change and disasters
    • 5.1. Identified data gaps in relation to national immigration departments
    • 5.2. Identified data gaps in relation to national statistics departments
    • 5.3. Identified data gaps in relation to national disaster departments
  • 6. Guidelines for improved and standardized data COLLECTION on the climate and environmental change, disaster, and human mobility nexus at the regional level
  • 7. Conclusion and recommendations
  • Glossary
  • Annexes
    • Annex I. Global, regional and national databases on migration, environment, disaster and climate change data
    • Annex II. List of regional stakeholders and national departments involved in the questionnaire activity
    • Annex III.  Initial Situation Overview (ISO) Form 
    • Annex IV. Initial Damage and Human Needs Assessment (IDHNA) Form
    • Annex V. Study questionnaires (national/regional)
  • References