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CDM10 Youth Online Competition

Bridgetown, Barbados , October 13th, 2017 (CDEMA) - The CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) is sensitive to the impact that disasters and climate change have on vulnerable populations including the youth. CDEMA is, therefore, aware of the contribution that this grouping can make to disaster risk reduction and the future of disaster management programmes in the region. To this end, the CDEMA CU coordinates a Youth Session each year during the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Conference, demonstrating its commitment to educating and empowering youth and helping them to understand the risks they face and ways to manage them.

For further information please click here.

 
Statement by Mr Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of CDEMA on the recognition of International Day for Disaster Reduction – October 13, 2017

The United Nations General Assembly has designated October 13 as the date to celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), to promote a global culture for disaster reduction, including its prevention and mitigation, as well as preparation activities.

The International Day for Disaster Reduction#IDDR is a day to recognise the efforts individuals and communities have undertaken to reduce their risk to disasters and increasing the awareness of the importance of disaster risk reduction. It is also a day to urge all citizens and governments to be involved in efforts to establish communities and nations that are more resilient to disasters.

Please click here for the entire IDDR statement by the Executive Director of CDEMA.

 
Vacancy - CDEMA - Senior Programme Officer - Deadline October 31st, 2017

The CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) is inviting applications for a Senior Programme Officer (SPO) who will be responsible for supporting the Monitoring and Evaluation of CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) implemented projects and related capacity building in CDEMA Participating States. The SPO will also be responsible for supporting biennial reporting on the CDM Strategy as well as support the coordination of the Intra ACP Natural Disaster Risk Management in the CARIFORUM Programme.

Deadline for applications is close of business on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. For further details please click here.

 
CDEMA Situation Report #9 - Hurricane Maria - October 6th, 2017

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

Please click here for full situation report.

 
CDEMA Situation Report #8 - Hurricane Maria - October 4th, 2017

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

Please click here for full situation report.

 
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