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The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management is a signature event of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and its partners. The 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management is being co-hosted by the Government of The Bahamas through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). 

This year’s conference will run from December 4th – 9th, 2017 at the Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive in The Bahamas and will be convened under the theme “CDM: The Road to Resilience Check Point 2017 - Building Resilience through Partnerships”.

2017 will again be an exciting year for the conference. Utilising the checkpoint approach to monitoring the progress of the 2014-2024 CDM Strategy, participants will be presented with the Caribbean Assessment Report which will provide decision-makers with information related to progress, gaps and lessons learnt towards the achievement of CDM.

The objectives of CDM10 are to:

  • Facilitate knowledge exchanges on pathways to resilience through Public and Private Sector Partnerships
  • Highlight progress towards the achievement of CDM results within the priority areas of Institutional Strengthening, Knowledge Management, Sector Mainstreaming and Community Resilience
  • Showcase relevant research and applicable tools for the advancement of CDM in the region
  • Provide a forum for the engagement and empowerment of youth in supporting the DRM agenda
  • Strengthen DRM capabilities of CDM Stakeholders

The CDM10 programme will include inter-alia:

  • Ministerial High-level Session
  • Professional Development Sessions
  • Plenary Sessions – Highlights from the Caribbean Assessment Report
    • Institutional Strengthening (Outcome 1)
    • Knowledge Management (Outcome 2)
    • Sector Mainstreaming (Outcome 3)
    • Community Resilience (Outcome 4)
  • Special Sessions
    • Public/Private Partnerships for Resilience
    • Youth for CDM
  • Social and Networking Sessions
    • Exhibitions
    • One-to-One Matchmaking Meetings
    • Awards and Gala Dinner
    • Social Event – 5km Charity Walk/Run

We are eager to hear of the advancements made, challenges encountered and proposed recommendations in your area of specialization and its complementarities with Comprehensive Disaster Management!  As such we invite you to submit proposals for presentations to be featured at the 10th Caribbean Conference Comprehensive Disaster Management during the Concurrent Sessions and the Film Festival. Guidelines available here.