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Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)


The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is a regional inter-governmental agency for disaster management that falls directly under the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CDEMA’s main function is to make an immediate and coordinated response to any disastrous event affecting any member-state of CARICOM, once the state requires such assistance.

CARICOM member states and associate members benefits directly, in means of assistance services, monetary donations, financial grants and essential food and medical supplies.

Other Quick Facts

  • Established: 1991 as CEDERA, transitioned to CEDEMA IN 2009
  • Areas of work: Health and Disastrous Assistance
  • Members: (18) Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Republic of Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands and the Virgin Islands.
  • Head: Mr Ronald Jackson, Executive Director

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is a regional inter-governmental agency for disaster management that falls directly under the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CDEMA’s main function is to make an immediate and coordinated response to any disastrous event affecting any member-state of CARICOM, once the state requires such assistance.

CARICOM member states and associate members benefits directly, in means of assistance services, monetary donations, financial grants and essential food and medical supplies.

Other Quick Facts

  • Established: 1991 as CEDERA, transitioned to CEDEMA IN 2009
  • Areas of work: Health and Disastrous Assistance
  • Members: (18) Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Republic of Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands and the Virgin Islands.
  • Head: Mr Ronald Jackson, Executive Director

·Programs and Projects:

Comprehensive Disaster Management,

Community Disaster Preparedness,

Flood Preparedness, Hazard Mitigation, Safer Building, Search and Rescue,

Vulnerability Assessments,

Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund,

EDF, DRM Sub-regional Programme, CDM-HIP,

Climate Change Disaster Risk Reduction, RPG

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