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COUNTRY DIRECTED FUND - Competitive Call for Proposals

Bridgetown, Barbados, June 15, 2020 -The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU), with support from the European Union (EU), through the Building the Resilience of CARIFORUM States to Disaster Risks and Climate Change Impacts programme is inviting National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) and relevant national entities, responsible for CDM implementation, through this First Call for Proposals under the 11th EDF to apply for use of the grant funds available through the Country Directed Fund (CDF). Relevant national entities must apply through the National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs).

Procurement Notices

Procurement activities for CDEMA are conducted in keeping with the procedures outlined in the Procurement Manual dated March 2018 and is designed to promote transparency, accountability, fairness, and integrity.

The Procurement Manual can be viewed here.

The Standard Bidding Documents are in Word format to facilitate the downloading and completion by potential bidders & can be accessed here.

CCDRMF Documents

The following country snapshots and info-graphics were developed under the Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund (CCDRMF). The CCDRMF is one component of Global Affairs Canada’s larger regional Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Program. The CCDRMF is a competitive fund designed to support community-driven projects that enhance the resilience of communities and reduce risks from natural hazards (e.g. floods, droughts, tropical storms, hurricanes) and climate change.


Country Snapshots   Info-Graphics

The Bahamas Disaster Relief

Hurricane Dorian began impacting The Commonwealth of Bahamas on Sunday, September 1, 2019 making landfall at Elbow Cay, Abacos Islands at approximately 12:40 p.m.

The devastation is reported to be unprecedented and extensive, with many homes, businesses and other buildings completely or partially destroyed. Hotels and houses were among those destroyed.

The CDEMA Coordinating Unit has continued to support the Bahamas National response (as required) following the effects of Hurricane Dorian.

Please see below links to access further information as provided by the Government of The Bahamas.

 An account was established to facilitate the MediaThon, which is being held on Sunday September 8, 2019 to raise funds for the relief efforts in The Commonwealth of Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

The name of the account is CDEMA Barbados/Bahamas Relief Fund

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank

The account # is 1001186684


Slated for December 2 -6 2019, the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) will bring together a strong base of regional and international partners and donors, representatives of government ministries, national disaster management offices, disaster risk management practitioners, private sector organisations, academia, a host of speakers and panelists to:

  • Highlight the progress in achieving Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy Results 2014-2018
  • Showcase opportunities for protecting livelihoods and economies within various communities
  • Promote youth empowerment in safeguarding our communities, livelihoods and economies
  • Identify lessons from past events and opportunities to inform future resilience
  • Facilitate exchanges and knowledge sharing on CDM related research, tools, models, products, information and educational materials
  • Promote understanding of the Resilience Framework adopted by CARICOM Heads of Government
  • Promote the goals of and build commitment for Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM)

The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management is the region’s premier event on Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Organized by the Coordinating Unit of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in collaboration with its partners, the Conference has over the years, showcased best practices emerging from CDEMA’s 18 Participating States and beyond.

Since the hosting of the first Conference in 2006, the event has gained recognition as the flagship event on the CDEMA Calendar and the premier DRM forum within the Caribbean region.

Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) is the Caribbean’s brand of Disaster Risk Management and contributes to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), a blue print for global actions in DRR. In that regard, the Conference is a regional event of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Global Platform and is structured to strategically influence niche audiences, promote good practice, share ongoing research and chart the way forward for the advancement of Comprehensive Disaster Management in the Caribbean.

Conference Documents: