Slated for December 2 -6 2019, the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) will bring together a strong base of regional and international partners and donors, representatives of government ministries, national disaster management offices, disaster risk management practitioners, private sector organisations, academia, a host of speakers and panelists to:

  • Highlight the progress in achieving Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy Results 2014-2018
  • Showcase opportunities for protecting livelihoods and economies within various communities
  • Promote youth empowerment in safeguarding our communities, livelihoods and economies
  • Identify lessons from past events and opportunities to inform future resilience
  • Facilitate exchanges and knowledge sharing on CDM related research, tools, models, products, information and educational materials
  • Promote understanding of the Resilience Framework adopted by CARICOM Heads of Government
  • Promote the goals of and build commitment for Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM)

The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management is the region’s premier event on Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Organized by the Coordinating Unit of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in collaboration with its partners, the Conference has over the years, showcased best practices emerging from CDEMA’s 18 Participating States and beyond.

Since the hosting of the first Conference in 2006, the event has gained recognition as the flagship event on the CDEMA Calendar and the premier DRM forum within the Caribbean region.

Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) is the Caribbean’s brand of Disaster Risk Management and contributes to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), a blue print for global actions in DRR. In that regard, the Conference is a regional event of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Global Platform and is structured to strategically influence niche audiences, promote good practice, share ongoing research and chart the way forward for the advancement of Comprehensive Disaster Management in the Caribbean.

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CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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