CDEMA MetaDesc http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=34&layout=blog&Itemid=266 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:07:07 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Global campaign launched to improve weather & climate services for small island developing states (SIDS) http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1380:global-campaign-launched-to-improve-weather-a-climate-services-for-small-island-developing-states-sids&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1380:global-campaign-launched-to-improve-weather-a-climate-services-for-small-island-developing-states-sids&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Apia, Samoa,August 4, 2014, (SPREP) - A global campaign to improve weather and climate services for all small island developing states was launched today with the support of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Digicel Pacific.

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oronde.lambert@cdema.org (Oronde Lambert) News Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:50:53 +0000
ODPM,Trinidad and Tobago, amps up preparedness activities http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1379:odpmtrinidad-and-tobago-amps-up-preparedness-activities&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1379:odpmtrinidad-and-tobago-amps-up-preparedness-activities&catid=34:news&Itemid=266 Trincity, Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago, August 6, 2014 - ODPM - The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) remains committed to increasing Trinidad and Tobago’s level of resilience and preparedness for any eventuality. In keeping with this, two significant exercises were conducted last month. In the first activity, the ODPM donated three hundred (300) First Aid Kits to the Association of Trinidad and Tobago Hauliers (ATTH) on Tuesday 22nd July, 2014.

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oronde.lambert@cdema.org (Oronde Lambert) News Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:14:25 +0000
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