Resource constraints, both human and financial represents one of the fundamental hindrances to disaster risk reduction programming at national, sectoral and community levels.
This has been negatively impacted by the global financial crisis, increased frequency and intensity of disasters at the international level, and the high national indebtedness of Grenada.
The latter is significant since it limits government's spending on critical prevention and mitigation work outlined in national and sectoral policies and strategic plans. In addition, change in government can potentially result in the adoption and implementation of sectoral priorities that are not necessarily congruent with a sustainable development agenda.
There is therefore an urgent need for Grenada to develop an integrated financial mobilization strategy for disaster risk reduction that outlines plans for mobilization of finances from external, internal and innovative sources (e.g. through existing programmes/projects and climate change possibilities). Strengthening capacities in key technical areas in DRM is also necessary