Jamaica to host 8th CDM Conference

Bridgetown, Barbados, July 24, 2013 (CDEMA) - Jamaica will be the venue for the 8th Annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) which will be held from December 2-6, 2013. This was confirmed last Friday (July 19) with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

At the signing, which occurred at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit in Barbados, Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, CDEMA, noted that this is the 4th year that the Conference will be convened in Jamaica and expressed his appreciation to Jamaica for their continued support and dedication in ensuring its success. In response, Richard Thompson ODPEM’s Director General (ag), reiterated Jamaica’s commitment to collaborate with CDEMA on the planning and execution of the CDM Conference. As host country, ODPEM will facilitate logistical support in the period leading up to the conference as well as during the conference.Mr.  Richard Thompson , Director General, ODPEM (L) and Mr Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, CDEMA signing the MOU at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit in Barbados

The annual CDM Conference is the Caribbean’s premier event on disaster risk management. It is also regarded as the regional forum of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) global platform. Organised by CDEMA in collaboration with its partners, the Conference provides a unique opportunity for facilitating networking among disaster risk management practitioners, Donors, NGOs, personnel from all levels of Government and the private sector, scientists and social science researchers, members of civil society and other CDM Stakeholders. It is also structured to promote good practice, share ongoing research and chart the way forward for the advancement of CDM in the Caribbean.

More than 400 delegates are expected to attend the 8th CDM Conference which will be held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica under the theme CDM for Resilient Development: A Good Investment.

Stacy Harris
CDM Conference Coordinator
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Building #1 Manor Lodge Complex
Lodge Hill, St Michael, Barbados
Tel: (246) 425 0386
Fax: (246) 425 8854
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