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WHAT IS CDEMA?
CDEMA is the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. This is the new name of the regional disaster management body formerly known as CDERA, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency.
September 1, 2009 is the official date of transition to CDEMA.
IS CDEMA MORE THAN A NAME CHANGE?
Yes, CDEMA is more than a name change.
CDEMA will replace and advance the work of CDERA. CDEMA will fully embrace the principles and practice of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) which is an integrated and proactive approach to disaster management. CDM seeks to reduce the risk and loss associated with natural and technological hazards and the effects of climate change to enhance regional sustainable development.
CDEMA will have:
1. An expanded mandate;
2. A broader stakeholder base; and
3. An improved governance structure
For further information on the CDERA to CDEMA transition please click here