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CDEMA presents telecommunications equipment to NODS

St. John, Antigua, May 9th, 2018 (NODS) - The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is the recipient of a number of solar powered telecommunications equipment, thanks to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

The presentation includes a satellite phone, a Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminal, which can transmit broadband wireless voice and data communications almost anywhere and solar panels.
CDEMA’s Communication and Education Specialist Clive Murray handed over the items to Director of NODS Philmore Mullin.

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CCRIF Invites Applications for 2018 Scholarships and Internships

CCRIF Scholarship Programme
Provides scholarships to individuals to pursue a masters degree in hazard/disaster related disciplines at Caribbean universities (other than UWI) as well as institutions the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Deadline May 31 2018.
http://www.ccrif.org/content/scholarship

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Revised Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems Checklist endorsed by CDEMA’s Technical Advisory Committee

Bridgetown, Barbados, April 23, 2018 (CDEMA) – During the 9th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), members endorsed the Revised Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems Checklist. The TAC participated in its annual meeting, which was held April 16-20 in St. Michael, Barbados.

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Cuba and Saint Lucia discuss cooperation on Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

On Thursday April 5th, 2018, an inception meeting between Saint Lucia and Cuba was convened in the Dominican Republic to discuss possible themes for south-south cooperation related to Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems between the two States. The inception meeting was arranged to fulfil an action related to expert intervention by Cuba to provide a solution package to address gaps identified in the Early Warning System of Saint Lucia under the Project entitled ‘Strengthening Integrated Early Warning Systems for More Effective Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean Through Knowledge and Tool Transfer’ funded by the funded through the DIPECHO Action Plan for the Carib bean (2017) by the General Directorate of Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid of the European Union (ECHO).

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45 trained in Initial Damage Assessment by Civil Defence Commission

Georgetown, Guyana , April 14th, 2018 (Ministry of the Presidency) - Even as the Regional Chairman of Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two), Mr. Devanand Ramdatt, informed the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) of the destruction of three homes in Lima due to heavy winds, the Commission, yesterday, concluded an Initial Damage Assessment training for 45 persons from that region, as well as, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region Three), Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four), Mahaica-Berbice (Region Five), East-Berbice Corentyne (Region Six) and the CDC’s Volunteer Corps. Those trained from Region Two will have their knowledge tested immediately as they have returned to their Region to participate in the damage assessment exercise there.

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