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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Selection of Consulting Services for: Project Coordinator for Implementation of the Model Safe Schools Programme in the Caribbean (Individual Consultant)

RFP #: CDB/ 9147/17

CDEMA invites qualified persons to submit proposals to provide the following consulting services (hereinafter called “Services”): Project Coordinator for the Implementation of the Model Safe School Programme in the Caribbean. More details are provided in the Terms of Reference (Section 5).

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has received grant financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of Implementation of the Model Safe School Programme in the Caribbean.

For further information please click here.

NOW AVAILABLE: Latest Issue of the CDEMA News

Bridgetown, Barbados August 11th, 2017 (CDEMA) – We are pleased to share with you the April-July 2017 issue of the 'CDEMA News', the official newsletter of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

Please click on this link to view the newsletter : http://www.cdema.org/cdema_news.html.

Flash Flooding in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on August 7th & 8th, 2017 as a result of the passage of a Tropical Wave

Bridgetown, Barbados August 9th, 2017 (CDEMA) – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is currently coordinating cleanup and recovery operations post a flash flood event in the BVI on August 7 and 8, 2017. The flash flooding was caused by heavy rainfall from a Tropical Wave. Rainfall in excess of eight inches was recorded in certain areas. The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services issued a flash flood warning for the BVI the evening of August 7, 2017 and it remained in effect up till 2:00 p.m. August 8, 2017.

CDB provides grant for implementation of safe schools programme in six countries

The Caribbean is vulnerable to multiple natural hazards, including hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. The education sector is particularly vulnerable, and over the last two decades, this sector has suffered major damage and losses due to the impact of natural hazards. The frequency and intensity of these events are projected to increase as a result of climate change, thereby posing greater threats to the education sector.

CDEMA Information Note # - Tropical Storm Franklin - as of 5:00pm on August 7th, 2017

MESSAGE: The government of Belize has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northern portions of Belize as Tropical Storm (TS) Franklin gradually strengthens.


According to the latest public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, as at 1:00pm (CDT), TS Franklin was located near latitude 18.0N and longitude 85.4W, which places it about 185 miles east of Belize City. TS Franklin is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Franklin will be near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula by this evening. Franklin is then expected to move across the Yucatan Peninsula tonight and on Tuesday.

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