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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS at the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management - December 4 - 9, 2017 in Nassau, The Bahamas

Proposals for presentations are invited to be featured at the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM10) during the Concurrent Sessions and the Film Festival. Presentations should be based on the Conference theme “The Road to Resilience: CDM Check Point 2017 – Building Resilience through Partnerships”, and relevant to one of the four (4) Priority Areas of the CDM Strategy 2014-2024: (1) Institutional Strengthening (2) Knowledge Management (3) Sector Mainstreaming (4) Community Resilience. Prospective presenters should carefully review the information provided in the Call for Presentations and then submit their abstract via email. The deadline for submissions is July 28, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Click here for further details.

NEMO Advisory #1 - Flooding in Southern Belize as of 12:00 pm on July 2nd, 2017

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby informs that the National Meteorological Service have issued a flood warning for the Toledo District due to flooding as a result of heavy rainfall over the last 36 to 48 hours over southern Belize. Rainfall is expected to continue through the day and tonight. It is raining over the Maya Mountains, so communities prone to flash flooding in the Stann Creek District must be on the alert. The concerns remain as localized flooding of low-lying communities and flash floods near rivers and streams especially in the south. AREAS OF CONCERN in Stann Creek are the North Stann Creek and South Stann Rivers including Kendal.

NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE TENDERERS ON THE RFP for the Consultancy to Develop the Model Guidelines for Child-Centred Emergency and Disaster Risk Management in Caribbean Schools and Adaptation Guide

Please see below responses provided by the CDEMA Coordinating Unit to queries submitted. In light of the delayed response, please note that proposals will be accepted until Wednesday, June 28 2017.

  1. What is the specific objective and expected content for the Model Guideline and Adaptation Guide? The objective of the Consultancy is provided in the Terms of Reference. The Model Guideline and Adaptation Guide should address this objective. The specific content should be part of the proposed approach recommended by tenderers.
CDEMA Final Situation Report - Tropical Storm Bret - as of 4:00pm on June 22nd, 2017


The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) in Trinidad and Tobago indicated that there is no requirement at this time for support from the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM). In this regard, the RRM is hereby stood down and the Regional Coordination Plan (RCP) has been deactivated effective 10:00am, Thursday June 22, 2017.

CDEMA Situation Report #2 - Tropical Storm Bret - as of 4:00pm on June 21st, 2017


Tropical Storm Bret degenerates into a Tropical Wave while assessments are ongoing in Trinidad and Tobago.


According to the National Hurricane Center, Miami Florida, as at 5:00pm (AST) Tuesday June 20, 2017, the remnants of Bret were located near latitude 12.0 North, longitude 67.3 West. The remnants are rapidly moving toward the west-northwest near 22 mph (35 km/h), and this motion will continue during the next day or so.

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