Bridgetown, Barbados July 23rd, 2019 (CDEMA) – Twenty-five (25) representatives from across CDEMA’s 18 Participating States are benefiting from a Regional Tsunami Technical Training Workshop being held in Barbados from July 23 to 26, 2019. The workshop is an activity of a project where Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago are direct beneficiaries. However, all 18 member countries of CDEMA stand to benefit from the project’s outcome of an enhanced Regional Tsunami Hazard Plan.
Bridgetown, Barbados, July 12th, 2019 (CDEMA): The Regional Operational Preparedness and Response Exercise entitled SYNERGY, commenced yesterday hosted by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in association with CARICOM and Global Affairs Canada. Participants from national, regional and international agencies came together for the simulation exercise designed to test the Regional Coordination Mechanism in response to emergency events that can impact CDEMA’s 18 Participating States.
Bridgetown, Barbados, July 9th, 2019 (CDEMA) – Representatives from participating states of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and staff of the CDEMA Coordinating Unit are benefiting from an Information Management & Assessment Workshop being held in Barbados, July 8-10, 2019. The workshop, which is being implemented under the project “Strengthen integrated and cohesive preparedness capacity at a regional, national and community level in the Caribbean”, is being facilitated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).
Bridgetown, Barbados, July 8th, 2019 (CDEMA) - CDEMA and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at CDEMA Headquarters ensuring cooperation on disaster risk management. The MoU, which was signed by Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, Honourable Leona Marlin-Romeo and Executive Director of CDEMA, Ronald Jackson, will apply to the islands of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Netherlands including the public entities of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. The cooperation aims to limit the impacts of climate change by strengthening the conditions necessary for sustainable regional development.
Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, June 12th, 2019 (CDEMA) – The annual CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) Training Workshop officially commenced in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday June 10th hosted by CDEMA and the Regional Security System Headquarters (RSS HQ). Twenty-eight persons from military, fire and police operations in CDEMA’s Participating States will be trained for disaster response until June 18th.
- CDEMA continues to strengthen its mechanism in preparation for 2019 Hurricane Season
- Four Countries in the Caribbean undertake National Safe School Policy Consultations
- 5 countries in the Caribbean region adopt the Antigua and Barbuda Declaration on School Safety
- Airbnb & CDEMA partner to strengthen emergency preparedness, response and recovery in the Caribbean