CDEMA MetaDesc http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=34&layout=blog&Itemid=266 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:55:09 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb The AHA Centre offers Deepest Sympathy to Hurricane-Affected People in the Caribbean http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1734:the-aha-centre-offers-deepest-sympathy-to-hurricane-affected-people-in-the-caribbean-&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1734:the-aha-centre-offers-deepest-sympathy-to-hurricane-affected-people-in-the-caribbean-&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 As a region that has its share of disasters, we share the pain of the people in the Caribbean, when the category-5 Hurricane Irma went through the Caribbean, and made its first landfall in the north-east Caribbean islands on Wednesday, 6th September 2017.

On behalf of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre), please acceptour deepest sympathies to those who have lost their loved ones and those who have been affected by the hurricane Irma. ]]> prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:36:11 +0000 CDB provides grant for implementation of safe schools programme in six countries http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1711:cdb-provides-grant-for-implementation-of-safe-schools-programme-in-six-countries&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1711:cdb-provides-grant-for-implementation-of-safe-schools-programme-in-six-countries&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 The Caribbean is vulnerable to multiple natural hazards, including hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. The education sector is particularly vulnerable, and over the last two decades, this sector has suffered major damage and losses due to the impact of natural hazards. The frequency and intensity of these events are projected to increase as a result of climate change, thereby posing greater threats to the education sector. ]]> prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:25:27 +0000 CDB approves funding to enhance Regional emergency response procedures http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1709:cdb-approves-funding-to-enhance-regional-emergency-response-procedures&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1709:cdb-approves-funding-to-enhance-regional-emergency-response-procedures&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved a grant to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to assist with the review and strengthening of emergency response procedures in participating states.

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:08:20 +0000
Call for experts - GRCRSP - Enhancement of Crisis Response Coordination Mechanisms in the Caribbean http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1573:call-for-experts-grcrsp-enhancement-of-crisis-response-coordination-mechanisms-in-the-caribbean&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1573:call-for-experts-grcrsp-enhancement-of-crisis-response-coordination-mechanisms-in-the-caribbean&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 The Global Crisis Response Support Programme (GCRSP) is a two-year capacity development initiative of the European Union to support Latin American and Caribbean regional organizations to enhance their conflict and disaster early-warning capabilities through mainly tailored human capacity development measures. Besides the human capacity development measures GCRSP foresees to implement an end-of programme exercise at the end of the GCRSP in November 2016. Please click here for the Terms of Reference.

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:12:49 +0000
Exercise Caribe Wave 16 - A Caribbean and Adjacent Regions Tsunami Warning Exercise, March 17, 2016 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1565:exercise-caribe-wave-16-a-caribbean-and-adjacent-regions-tsunami-warning-exercise-march-17-2016&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1565:exercise-caribe-wave-16-a-caribbean-and-adjacent-regions-tsunami-warning-exercise-march-17-2016&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS) of the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Caribbean Regional Stakeholders (CEPREDENAC, CDEMA, and EMIZ) will be conducting a tsunami exercise on March 17, 2016. ]]> prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:48:28 +0000 CCAA Announces Dates for Disaster Management Workshop Series http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1561:ccaa-announces-dates-for-disaster-management-workshop-series&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1561:ccaa-announces-dates-for-disaster-management-workshop-series&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Washington, D.C., February 23rd, 2016 – Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) is pleased to confirm the schedule for the 2016 Disaster Management Workshop Series (DMWS). ]]> prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:51:57 +0000 CDEMA hosts regional training workshop on disaster related Early Warning Systems http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1560:cdema-hosts-regional-training-workshop-on-disaster-related-early-warning-systems&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1560:cdema-hosts-regional-training-workshop-on-disaster-related-early-warning-systems&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Twenty-two participants will take part in a regional early-warning workshop geared towards enhancing the skills needed to establish an organisational early warning capability to support planning, policy making and disaster response in the region. This activity compliments other international efforts in the Caribbean aiming to reduce the impact of potentially devastating disaster events on populations and property. The training is being held at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Coordinating Unit based in Barbados from February 29th – March 4th. ]]> prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:26:12 +0000 “Leveraging Social Capital for Resilience through Community Teams” by Sarah T. Lionel http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1549:leveraging-social-capital-for-resilience-through-community-teams-by-sarah-t-lionel&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1549:leveraging-social-capital-for-resilience-through-community-teams-by-sarah-t-lionel&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Abstract
Residents of the Caribbean islands are vulnerable to many natural hazards, which are becoming more frequent and are engendering more devastating effects. Since prevention of these events is nearly impossible, it is important to examine which factors can reduce the loss of life, enable successful recovery and generate resilience - including the impact of social capital such as social networks and interactions. ]]>
prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:42:28 +0000
CARIBE WAVE16 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1548:caribe-wave16&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1548:caribe-wave16&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS) of the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Caribbean Regional Stakeholders (CEPREDENAC, CDEMA, and EMIZ) will be conducting a tsunami exercise on March 17, 2016. The purpose of this exercise is to advance tsunami preparedness efforts in the Caribbean and Adjacent regions, based on Venezuela and Northern Hispaniola scenarios. This tsunami exercise is being conducted to assist tsunami preparedness efforts throughout the Caribbean region. Recent tsunamis, such as those in the Indian Ocean (2004), Samoa (2009), Haiti (2010), Chile (2010, 2014, 2015), and Japan (2011), attest to the importance of proper planning for tsunami response.

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:32:57 +0000
The European Union maintains its support to Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1511:the-european-union-maintains-its-support-to-disaster-risk-reduction-in-the-caribbean&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1511:the-european-union-maintains-its-support-to-disaster-risk-reduction-in-the-caribbean&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Santo Domingo, September 21st, 2015 – The impact of disasters caused by extreme natural phenomena in the Caribbean region is constantly on the rise, despite national and regional efforts to prepare, respond and mitigate the worst effects. ]]> prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:29:54 +0000