CDEMA MetaDesc http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=34&layout=blog&Itemid=266 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:04:22 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb 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 'Knowledge for Life' – UN launches search for communities good at managing the risk of disasters http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1476:knowledge-for-life--un-launches-search-for-communities-good-at-managing-the-risk-of-disasters&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1476:knowledge-for-life--un-launches-search-for-communities-good-at-managing-the-risk-of-disasters&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 July 28th, 2015 (UNISDR) - The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today launched a search for communities that demonstrate excellence in managing disaster risk in order to draw attention to the importance of local knowledge, traditions and customs in the struggle against extreme weather events, climate change and earthquakes. ]]> prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:21:07 +0000 IICA Canada –Climate Change Adaptation for Agriculture - Internship http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1475:iica-canada-climate-change-adaptation-for-agriculture-internship&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1475:iica-canada-climate-change-adaptation-for-agriculture-internship&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Applications are invited for an internship position on Climate Change Adaptation for Agriculture with IICA Canada and the British Columbia Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative. The duration of the internship is from September 14, 2015 to November 13, 2015 (approximately). Deadline for applications is August 7, 2015. Please click here for details

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prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:28:23 +0000
Caribbean and Central American countries formalize partnership for catastrophe risk insurance http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1435:caribbean-and-central-american-countries-formalize-partnership-for-catastrophe-risk-insurance&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1435:caribbean-and-central-american-countries-formalize-partnership-for-catastrophe-risk-insurance&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Washington, USA, April 18th, 2015 - The Council of Ministers of Finance of Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic (COSEFIN) and CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) signed today a memorandum of understanding that enables Central American countries to formally join the facility to access low cost, high quality sovereign catastrophe risk insurance. ]]> prince.thomas@cdema.org (Prince Thomas) News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:23:18 +0000