Castries, Saint Lucia, November 12th, 2019 (CDEMA) – Over the last 15 years in the Caribbean, there have been observed improvements in early warning systems (EWS). However, one area requiring improvement is the governance framework including a national multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) policy. To this end, a draft model national multi-hazard early warning systems policy and adaptation guide was developed and is being validated at a workshop in Saint Lucia on November 12, 2019.
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Students, staff and supporters of the St. Winifred’s School in Pine Hill, St. Michael Barbados donate a cheque in the sum of BDS $5000.00 towards the ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts in the impacted islands of The Bahamas. The cheque was presented by students Hayley Croney and Aerin Hill to Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, CDEMA during general assembly at the school on Monday October 14, 2019. Both students were applauded for their initiative and kind contribution in designing custom bracelets, which were sold to the school community in efforts to raise funds for those impacted by Major Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas.
Lidra Remacka, regional consultant on Education in Emergencies for UNICEF shares key messaging on the importance of a participatory approach that includes children in the policy development process. She delivered remarks at the training on the Model Safe School Programme Toolkit and National Safe School Policy Consultation.
Danielle Nembhard, Project Manager with Environmental Solutions Limited, the consulting firm selected to deliver training on the Model Safe School Programme Toolkit, engages representatives from the education and planning sector during the training at the Public Service Union Conference Room in Roseau Dominica.
- CDEMA and UNOCHA collaborate to deliver Information and Data Management Training in Antigua and Barbuda
- CDEMA Deploys Teams to Support the Bahamas ahead of the Impact of Hurricane Dorian
- Model National Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) Policy and Adaptation Guide for CDEMA Participating States by January, 2020
- CDEMA collaborates with researchers from HEC Montréal and Özyeğin University to improve regional disaster response capacity