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Gaps Identified as Early Warning Systems Work Advances

National partners in Dominica as well as St. Vincent and the Grenadines recently validated Early Warning Systems (EWS) survey results as continuation of a process to strengthen EWS through leveraging of best practices, tools and knowledge. The survey, which is structured around the four key elements of effective early warning systems, was a simple list of the main elements and actions that national governments or community organizations can refer to when developing or evaluating early warning systems, or simply checking that crucial procedures are in place.

OAS and Chile Announce First Call for Applications for Scholarships on International Disaster Response for CARICOM Countries

The Organization of American States (OAS), in partnership with the Academy for International Disaster Preparedness of Florida International University (FIU), is offering a Disaster Field Operations Course on July 13 – 15, 2018. Citizens of CARICOM member states are encouraged to apply for scholarship consideration by June 27, 2018.

CDEMA’s Legacy Project successfully implemented in Antigua and Barbuda post Hurricane Irma

Bridgetown, Barbados, May 31st, 2018 (CDEMA) – In the Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which significantly impacted the islands of the Caribbean in September 2017, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) launched the “CDEMA Legacy Project”. The aim of this project is to support the recovery and reconstruction efforts in Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Turks & Caicos Islands, which were severely impacted. In light of this, emphasis is placed on assisting single, female-headed families, the elderly, and persons with physical and mental challenges.

Deadline extended until June 9 - CCRIF Scholarship and Internship Programmes

CCRIF Scholarship Programme
Provides scholarships to individuals to pursue a masters degree in hazard/disaster related disciplines at Caribbean universities (other than UWI) as well as institutions the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

Regional Internship Programme
Provides opportunities for university graduates who have specialized in the areas of disaster risk management, environmental management, actuarial science, geography, climate studies and other similar areas to be assigned to national and regional organizations for practical work assignments.

Call for Papers: Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019

The purpose of this Call for Papers is to encourage additional research investigating the contributory factors to our understanding of the creation and propagation of disaster risk, as well as the conducive conditions and impediments to the prevention of its formation, its reduction and the strengthening of the resilience of societies.  Research will inter alia provide insight into the genetics of risk creation and propagation, identify good practices in managing risk, highlight the impacts of disaster risk reduction measures at all scales, and explore what drives risk perception and behavior.

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