Bridgetown, Barbados November 28th, 2018 (CDEMA) – The deepening of existing commitments on gender equality in the implementation of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2014-2024, is the focus of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The MOU signing took place on November 14, 2018 at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit in St. Michael, Barbados.
Bridgetown Barbados, November 22nd, 2018 (WMO) - An initiative to strengthen multi-hazard early warning systems in the Caribbean was launched on November 20 during the dry season Caribbean Climate Forum (CariCOF) meeting held in Accra Hotel in Hastings, Barbados.
Providenciales, November 1st, 2018 (CDEMA) – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) donated 88 laptop computers to the Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). The computers were presented to the Ministry at a handing over ceremony held at the Premier’s Office in Providenciales on October 31, 2018.
The Caribbean region is poised to benefit from increased humanitarian assistance following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and humanitarian service provider, Rescue Global (RG). The signing took place yesterday, September 19, 2018 at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit in St. Michael, Barbados.
It can be argued that when CDERA (now CDEMA) was formed 27 years ago, terms such as climate change and global warming were mere abstractions to the average person in the Caribbean. Indeed, given that the majority of the Caribbean Islands and CDEMA’s 18 participating states are geographically located within the hurricane belt, the focus at the local and regional level was mainly, and somewhat narrowly, on the direct impact and effects of tropical weather systems in the Atlantic Hurricane Season between the months of June and November.
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