Disaster risk scholarships for Caribbean universities

University students in Cayman are being invited to apply for scholarships through the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility.

Four scholarships worth up to US$20,000 each are available to students studying areas related to disaster risk management at any Caribbean university. The scholarship program is also offered at the University of West Indies, and in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

Eligible program areas for applicants include catastrophe risk management, property and casualty insurance, climate change, hazard and disaster related disciplines, and MBA programs with a major in risk management and/or an insurance-related field.

Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility CEO Isaac Anthony said some Caribbean universities are offering degrees in areas related to disaster risk management.

“By focusing on areas related to disaster risk management,” Mr. Anthony said, “the scholarships are helping create professionals with knowledge and skills that are critical to the Caribbean region. As the region focuses more on comprehensive disaster management and climate change adaptation, the skills are being demanded more.”

Four scholarships will be offered across all involved countries. Applications must be submitted by May 19 via www.ccrif.org/content/scholarship.

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