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Third Cohort of Disaster Managers Complete CDEMA Training at HLSCC PDF Print E-mail

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.

High Level Session addresses the need to seize opportunities and reposition CDM PDF Print E-mail

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.

Statement of the Executive Director, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) PDF Print E-mail

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Day for Disaster Reduction. This year the call is made to “Step up – for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)” and to have children and youth more involved as partners in DRR. International statistics estimate that 66.5 million children are affected annually, and the special vulnerability of children in disasters is well recognized.

International Day for Disaster Reduction - Thursday October 13 2011 PDF Print E-mail

Guyana to host exhibition in observance of IDDR PDF Print E-mail

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC)  in collaboration with key stakeholders will be hosting an exhibition on October 13, under the theme “Making Youth Partners for Disaster Risk Reduction”, at the Sophia Exhibition Center (Annex Building) in observance of the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day 2011.

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