Bridgetown, Barbados, January 11, 2023 – Chairman of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) the Honourable Shawn Edward intends to raise the level of awareness about managing disasters and mitigating the impact as the region continues to face an increasing multi-hazard environment.

He told a media briefing while touring the Barbados-based agency on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 that greater focus must be on expanding public education with a view of getting “people of the region to develop a greater appreciation for disaster management, disaster mitigation, safety” and getting a better understanding of the consequences of disasters on the vulnerable economies of the Caribbean.

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