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Request for Proposals: a Coordinator and Deputy-Coordinator for the Canada-Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund (CCDRMF)

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) invites applications from firms or organizations in response to a Request for Proposal to provide two individuals: a Coordinator and Deputy-Coordinator for the Canada-Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund (CCDRMF). The proposals and accompanying documents (hard copies only) must be received by 13:00hrs on Friday, June 10th, 2016. Please click here for further details.

Consultancy Services for National Early Warning System

The Ministry of Transport, Works, Urban Development and Local Government, the Executing Agency, wishes to procure consultancy services for a National Early Warning System Consultant to enhance the EWS through the preparation of a NEWS Policy Framework and Protocols for the Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Project. Expressions of Interest must be received no later than 1400 hours on Friday, May 27th, 2016. Please click here for further details.

Hurricane Preparedness Month

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, April 29th, 2016 (DDME) - June 1st marks the beginning of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, however the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) will be observing Hurricane Preparedness Month beginning Sunday 1st May – 31st May, 2016 under the theme, “Preparing Make Sense….There is No Reason Not to Prepare. The Tropical Meteorology Project at the Colorado University is predicting the 2016 Hurricane Season to be an average one with (12) named storms, (5) of which will develop into hurricanes with two (2) developing into a major hurricane. In light of the predictions for the upcoming hurricane season, DDME would like to encourage residents to begin preparations early.

NEMO hosts teachers workshop as part of activities to commemorate the 37th Anniversary of the Eruption of the La Soufriere volcano

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, April 19th, 2016 (NEMO) - Senior teachers from primary and secondary schools within close proximity to the La Soufriere Volcano are currently participating in a workshop today, as part of NEMO’s activities to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the eruption of the La Soufriere Volcano.

Strengthening Early Warning Systems in the Caribbean

Bridgetown, Barbados April 19th, 2016 (CDEMA) – The institutionalization and harmonization of Early Warning System (EWS) as well as integrating vulnerable groups in all processes related to EWS were the main themes of the Caribbean Early Warning System Workshop that took place last week, in which more than 70 participants from National Disaster Management Agencies, National Meteorological Services, National Red Cross Societies, Non-Governmental Organizations as well as regional, research, intergovernmental and United Nations organizations identified next steps on how to enhance coordination among stakeholders towards the harmonization of multi-hazard EWS in the Caribbean.

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