disaster management

  • Photo of Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Press Release) The Chairman of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Honorable Vincent Byron Jr, Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, St Kitts-Nevis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Riley as Executive Director of the Agency with effect from July 1, 2021. Ms. Riley,…

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  • Photo of CDEMA, UNOCHA host data, information management training in Barbados

    CDEMA, UNOCHA host data, information management training in Barbados

    (Barbados Today) In efforts to improve collaboration and coordination of information and data management among ministries and agencies before, during and after a disaster event, members of the national disaster management system in Barbados and given its role as a sub-regional focal point for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) benefited from a data and information management training workshop,…

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  • CDEMA’s drive to advance disaster resilience

    The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has said it will continue to advocate for the passage of key legislation in its member states, to advance disaster resilience. Executive Director of CDEMA, Ronald Jackson, told a news conference on Friday to mark the start of this year’s hurricane season, that the region remains vulnerable to natural disasters, and such legislation…

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  • Photo of Americas endorse historic disaster action plan

    Americas endorse historic disaster action plan

    MONTREAL, Canada, Mar 10, CMC –  The fifth Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas (RP17) has ended here with at least 50 countries, including those in the Caribbean, endorsing  a regional action plan (RAP)  for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015 – 2030 in the Americas. The plan which has four…

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  • Photo of “Indigenous solutions needed for disaster risk management” – CDEMA head

    “Indigenous solutions needed for disaster risk management” – CDEMA head

    MONTREAL, Mar. 9, CMC – Head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) says the region needs to marry its indigenous solutions to disaster risk management with modern technology. Ronald Jackson was a panelist in a forum discussing the linkages between disaster risk reduction, climate change and sustainable development, at the 5th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the…

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  • Photo of The Netherlands flag key areas for cooperation expansion

    The Netherlands flag key areas for cooperation expansion

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Netherlands on Wednesday renewed a mechanism for diplomatic cooperation with the accreditation of a new envoy to CARICOM, His Excellency Jules Bijl. In a simple ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat on 18 January 2017, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said the Community was keen to learn more of Netherland’s experiences in…

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  • Photo of Hurricane Matthew Impacts Haiti With 145 Mile-Per-Hour Winds And Heavy Flooding

    Hurricane Matthew Impacts Haiti With 145 Mile-Per-Hour Winds And Heavy Flooding

    Les Anglais, Haiti braced itself for Hurricane Matthew’s landfall around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning (Oct. 4), Mic reports. Winds are gusting at nearly 145 miles per hour, and up to 40 inches of rain could fall upon the country. Authorities have requested families to seek shelter in churches or schools due to the weak infrastructure of their homes against the powerful storm.…

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  • Photo of Eastern Caribbean Development Partners Group convene post Tropical Storm Matthew while the North-Western Caribbean braces for hurricane impact

    Eastern Caribbean Development Partners Group convene post Tropical Storm Matthew while the North-Western Caribbean braces for hurricane impact

    A meeting of the Eastern Caribbean Development Partner Group – Disaster Management (ECDPG-DM) was convened at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) on Thursday September 29, 2016 to discuss the impact caused by the passage of Tropical Storm (TS) Matthew. Thirty-five (35) members representing various regional and international development agencies were present to receive a preliminary impact assessment provided…

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  • Photo of Training for CARICOM’s Primary Disaster Relief Unit

    Training for CARICOM’s Primary Disaster Relief Unit

    32 participants from the disciplined forces, including police, military and fire services, successfully completed four days of training in preparation for their role in providing relief and humanitarian assistance in the event of a disaster. The annual training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) was held at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s (CDEMA) headquarters in Barbados from…

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  • Photo of Immediate Drought Concerns for CDEMA Participating States – Information Note #1

    Immediate Drought Concerns for CDEMA Participating States – Information Note #1

    Several Participating States in the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) system have been placed under immediate drought watch or warning for 2016. The drought situation remains a major concern for many countries due to the below-normal rainfall recorded during the previous dry and wet seasons, which resulted in a number of countries experiencing water shortages in 2015. Drought alerts…

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