The Caribbean is vulnerable to multiple natural hazards, including hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. The education sector is particularly vulnerable, and over the last two decades, this sector has suffered major damage and losses due to the impact of natural hazards. The frequency and intensity of these events are projected to increase as a result of climate change, thereby posing greater threats to the education sector.
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved a grant to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to assist with the review and strengthening of emergency response procedures in participating states.
St. George's, Grenada, June 20th, 2017, (NaDMA) - The latest information reaching the NaDMA Secretariat reveals that Tropical Storm Bret continues to move away from the State of Grenada. As such Grenada Carriacou and Petite Martinique are NO longer under Tropical Storm Warning.
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Bret was located near latitude 11.6 North, longitude 64.4 West.
The Global Crisis Response Support Programme (GCRSP) is a two-year capacity development initiative of the European Union to support Latin American and Caribbean regional organizations to enhance their conflict and disaster early-warning capabilities through mainly tailored human capacity development measures. Besides the human capacity development measures GCRSP foresees to implement an end-of programme exercise at the end of the GCRSP in November 2016. Please click here for the Terms of Reference.
The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS) of the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Caribbean Regional Stakeholders (CEPREDENAC, CDEMA, and EMIZ) will be conducting a tsunami exercise on March 17, 2016.