The Dutch Risk Reduction-Team is planning a mission to Cuba, from 16 until 21 July.

In September 2017, hurricane Irma severely hit part of Cuba’s North coast and caused flooding in Havana. According to the United Nations security officer in Havana, app. fourteen tropical storms will probably come close to or pass over Cuba this year. Seven of them may develop into hurricanes, three into hurricanes of high category such as Irma. Better preparing the country to cope with hurricanes and consequential flooding is an urgent priority for Cuba. The DRR-Team is asked to assist with expertise in coastal flood management, particularly in densely populated areas. Design of infrastructures and environmental engineering works (combined natural and artificial solutions), as well as among others modelling of wave energy dissipation.

At the request of Cuba, the DRR-Team will focus on:
-The reduction of coastal vulnerability to climate change;
-Integrated water management; and
-The transfer of associated sustainable technologies.

DRR-Team is looking for 2 experts for this mission:
-Expert on design of infrastructures and environmental engineering works (combined natural and artificial solutions). Very good knowledge of Cuban community practices required. Spanish working proficiency required.
-Expert on modelling of wave energy dissipation and City development who can take heritage issues into account. Spanish language ability preferred.

Are you one of the experts we are looking for? Please send an email with a brief motivation in your response and recent CV no later than Friday 15 June 11.00 to