Caribbean Corporate Investment for Resilience (CCIR)

The Caribbean is experiencing an unprecedented increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events.  In the past 20 years, the region has sustained more than 300 natural disasters – storms, earthquakes, floods, and droughts – causing significant financial and human losses. All actors – governments, the private sector, and communities – are impacted yet the challenges of collaboration and coordination between stakeholders across the ecosystems are limited and often reactive. 

The Caribbean Corporate Investment for Resilience (CCIR) program was designed and facilitated to test a new approach for fostering long-term, sustainable collaboration between the private sector and humanitarian actors in the Eastern Caribbean archipelago.

Our program started with systems sensing and co-design to collectively map the dynamics of the systems, clarify the future state envisioned, and identified strategic opportunities for systems transformation. The two pilot interventions prioritiezed by stakeholders were 1) to build or strengthen a multistakeholder network for private and public sectors actors to inform and facilitate their engagement in disaster planning and response, and 2) the design and development of an online tracker for logging and tracking needs and resources while leveraging appropriate national bodies.

CCIR by the Numbers

  • 244 individual stakeholders
  • 140 organizations
  • 29 stakeholders participated in Learning & Action Labs
  • 22 stakeholders contributed to the resource tracker development
  • 22 Chambers of Commerce represented by CARICHAM
  • 8 Design Team members
  • 2 “mini projects” formed by Learning & Action Lab participants
  • 7 Caribbean nations represented
  • 1 solution tested (resource tracker)


Discovery Report (April 2021)

Corporate Impact Model Pilot Concept Note (June 2021)

CCIR Learning Story (July 2023)

CCIR Final Report (July 2023)