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Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership


Communities across the U.S. Southeast and Caribbean will be significantly more resilient to episodic and chronic impacts due to climate change, natural hazards, and disasters.


Serve as a trusted regional network to build professional skills, facilitate knowledge-exchange, advance equitable climate adaptation approaches, promote strategies for accelerating natural disaster recovery, and facilitate strong and diverse partnerships across professional sectors.

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Since its inception in 2016, the Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) has grown into the largest cross-sectoral, multi-disciplinary, regional network for resilience professionals from Federal, state, territory, and local government, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, business, and industry. SCDRP is the only regional collaboration network for professionals in emergency management, climate adaptation, resilience, and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery specifically focused on the U.S. Southeast and Caribbean region, consisting of the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida and the U.S. Caribbean territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


SCDRP partners recognize that the scale of both episodic and chronic disasters and climate-related stressors faced throughout this region requires public and private entities to reach beyond their individual mandates and vested interests to work together to inform, protect, and transform vulnerable communities. The Partnership reflects a deep commitment to collaboration among multiple sectors to share experiences, enhance learning, and foster the use of best practices to strengthen the region’s ability to address common issues resulting from disasters and climate impacts. Each year, SCDRP engages hundreds of professionals in relationship-building to deepen communities’ resilience capacity through knowledge-sharing, interdisciplinary collaboration, and regional convenings. 

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The Partnership is guided by a set of foundational core values. These core values are ideals and principles which guide and inform the way SCDRP operates day-to-day, and provide the foundational beliefs that drive future directions and priorities of the Partnership. As such, we believe in:


Facilitate innovative partnerships that cross boundaries and disciplines.


Build capacity through knowledge-sharing, peer-learning, and convening.


Encourage diverse and inclusive participation in all activities across languages, cultures, and political boundaries.


Facilitate access to and pragmatic application of science and actionable information in support of our Vision.

Become a member to receive our newsletter, information about upcoming meetings, and other resources! 

In line with our mission, SCDRP participation is freely available to anyone with an interest in learning and sharing about resilience and climate adaptation. It is critical that all voices, regardless of ability to pay, can join this dialogue.

SCDRP Monthly Partnership Meetings

Join us every 4th Thursday at 10am EST virtually. All are welcome to attend! Become a member or email for the meeting link.

Missed the 2024 SCDRP 8th Annual Meeting?

Check out our recordings and pictures!

Thank you to our Group Members!



Sustaining Partners

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Supporting Partners

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