Multi-hazard early warning systems: a checklist
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG
Americas and the Caribbean
Topics: Early warning

The purpose of this guidance document is to provide national stakeholders supporting Early Warning
System implementation in the Caribbean countries with guidance on how the EWS Checklist should
be applied including the data collection process, reporting and validation of the results. It highlights
information sources that should be used to validate data and information provided as well as expected
outputs of the checklist application. The document should be used as a guide but allows for flexibility
based on national preferences, particularly as it relates to the mode of data collection.