CDEMA MetaDesc http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=34&layout=blog&Itemid=266 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:05:35 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb 7th CDM Conference: Telecommunications and Disaster Resilience http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1166:7th-cdm-conference-telecommunications-and-disaster-resilience&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1166:7th-cdm-conference-telecommunications-and-disaster-resilience&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Montego Bay, Jamaica, December 5th, 2012, (Panos) - It is important to be close to the companies handling the disaster.. Andrew Fazio of Columbus Communications was presenter at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)’s  7th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management on Wednesday December 5, speaking during feature a plenary session with the discussion topic ‘Building Resilience-CDM responsibility in Action’.

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:00:12 +0000
7th CDM Conference: A Bottom up perspective on Building Resilience http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1165:7th-cdm-conference-a-bottom-up-perspective-on-building-resilience&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1165:7th-cdm-conference-a-bottom-up-perspective-on-building-resilience&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Montego Bay, Jamaica, December 5th, 2012, (Panos) - December 5, day three of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)’s  7th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management in Montego Bay will feature a plenary session with the discussion topic ‘Building Resilience-CDM responsibility in Action’.

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:49:33 +0000
7th CDM Conference: Guyana’s road to resilience http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1164:7th-cdm-conference-guyanas-road-to-resilience&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1164:7th-cdm-conference-guyanas-road-to-resilience&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Montego Bay, Jamaica, December 4th, 2012, (Panos) - In the first plenary session of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)’s  7th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management being   held at the  Hilton Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica from December 3rd – 7th, 2012,  a  High Level Panel Discussion with government ministers saw the sharing of  experiences in the challenges of disaster risk management under the topic “Repositioning Disaster Resilience in the Development Agenda.”

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:39:20 +0000
7th CDM Conference: A model for disaster resilience – safer houses http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1163:7th-cdm-conference-a-model-for-disaster-resilience-safer-houses&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1163:7th-cdm-conference-a-model-for-disaster-resilience-safer-houses&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Montego Bay, Jamaica, December 4th, 2012, (Panos) - High in the Blue Mountains in Jamaica, Claverty Cottage and Clifton Hill are two adjoining remote communities, which were severely affected by Tropical Storm Nicole in 2010. Many roofs were damaged or completely blown off.

For this community, the application of the  Safer Houses methodology  resulted in homes still standing during subsequent weather events including Hurricane Sandy this year.

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:25:28 +0000
7th CDM Conference: Will re-branding disaster management make it sexier? http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1162:7th-cdm-conference-will-re-branding-disaster-management-make-it-sexier&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1162:7th-cdm-conference-will-re-branding-disaster-management-make-it-sexier&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Montego Bay, Jamaica, December 4th, 2012, (Panos) - Post 2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and CDM beyond 2012 consultation.

Ricardo Mena, Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)  Regional Office for the Americas, states that key imperatives  for disaster management planners in the Caribbean region looking towards a post 2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) lie in identifying and addressing existing gaps.
According to Mena, the repackaging of disaster mitigation to appeal more effectively  to national governments is also on the agenda.  ”Many people are suggesting that we should re-brand DRR  in a positive manner, so instead of talking about disaster, we talk about resilience building.”

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:17:03 +0000
7th CDM Conference: Donors ask for a bigger bang http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1161:7th-cdm-conference-donors-ask-for-a-bigger-bang&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1161:7th-cdm-conference-donors-ask-for-a-bigger-bang&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Montego Bay, Jamaica, December 3rd, 2012, (Panos) - Donors are seeking projects with results which contribute towards a greater  impact in disaster planning and the implementation resiliency strategies. “It’s not good enough to do outputs. If they are not leading to a change it’s not good enough, “ stated Martin Dyble, Regional Results Advisor with the UK based Department for International Development  (DFID) on Monday,  in one  of the first presentations of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)’s  7th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management  on December 3.

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:07:54 +0000
7th CDM Conference: Belling the Cat: UK-AID calls for more accountability in regional resilience planning and spending http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1160:7th-cdm-conference-belling-the-cat-uk-aid-calls-for-more-accountability-in-regional-resilience-planning-and-spending&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1160:7th-cdm-conference-belling-the-cat-uk-aid-calls-for-more-accountability-in-regional-resilience-planning-and-spending&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Montego Bay, Jamaica, December 3rd, 2012, (Panos) - Thirty thousand lives have been lost and US$366 billion accrued in direct and indirect losses arising from disasters in 2011, according to Roger Bellens: Disaster and Risk Reduction Advisor to  DFID Caribbean.

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:55:34 +0000
Japanese embassy acknowledges IDDR Day http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1131:japanese-embassy-acknowledges-iddr-day&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1131:japanese-embassy-acknowledges-iddr-day&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 The Embassy of Japan wishes to join the world in marking the “International Day for Disaster Reduction” on October 13, 2012. The theme of “Disaster Reduction” holds great significance for the Government and People of Japan due to the severe impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011. This unprecedented earthquake and tsunami devastated wide areas of East Japan and occasioned severe losses. In the 19 months that have since passed, Japan has been making steady progress in its recovery efforts. ]]> prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:35:21 +0000 Third Cohort of Disaster Managers Complete CDEMA Training at HLSCC http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1051:third-cohort-of-disaster-managers-complete-cdema-training-at-hlscc-&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1051:third-cohort-of-disaster-managers-complete-cdema-training-at-hlscc-&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Twenty-three disaster managers from ten Caribbean countries, including three from the Virgin Islands, have completed a one-week course in leadership and strategic planning for disaster risk reduction at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College’s Centre for Applied Marine Studies, Paraquita Bay. The course was conducted from 26-30 March.

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:30:27 +0000
High Level Session addresses the need to seize opportunities and reposition CDM http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1011:high-level-session-addresses-the-need-to-seize-opportunities-and-reposition-cdm&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1011:high-level-session-addresses-the-need-to-seize-opportunities-and-reposition-cdm&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 One of the more highly anticipated sessions of the 6thCaribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Managementtook place this morning at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. This session, which was moderated by Andrew Johnson of the Government Information Services Limited, featured a dynamic presentation by Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Disaster Risk Reduction and remarks from Dr. Simon Young, Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Fund; Honourable Adriel Brathwaite, Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Barbados; Honourable Mark Brown, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Cook Islands; Honourable Collin Partap, Minister in the Ministry of National Security; and Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director of CDEMA. ]]> prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:06:24 +0000