11th CDM CONFERENCE

DECEMBER 2nd - 6th, 2019
Sint Maarten

The Road to Resilience Checkpoint 2019 “Safeguarding Our Communities, Livelihoods & Economies”

Message from the Chairman

Hon. Ralph Higgs, Chairman of CDEMA Ministerial Council

Dear friends and attendees, as Chairman of the CDEMA Council of Ministers, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you, to the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, on behalf of the people of the Caribbean and the Member States of CDEMA.

As you are aware, CDEMA is the region’s principle disaster management body, with 18 member states, working in concert to promote disaster preparedness and risk mitigation, in the event of Natural or Manmade hazards. This Conference is CDEMA’s premier event and aims to bring together all of its members and partners for five days of intense discussions, workshops, displays and interaction intended to make us a more resilient people and region.

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Visa Requirements

Visa Requirements

Information Note

Information Note

Registration Fees

Registration Fees

Registration Packages

Delegate

Early Bird
(Before Sep 27th)
US $540


Regular (Sep 28th-Nov 25th)
US $575


Late Registrants (Post Nov 25th)
US $600


1-day Registration Early Bird: US $200
Regular: US $225

2-day Registration Early Bird: US $300
Regular: US $330
$20.00
Presenter

Early Bird
(Before Sep 27th)
US $540


Regular (Sep 28th-Nov 25th)
US $540


Late Registrants (Post Nov 25th)
US $540


1-day Registration
EXEMPT

2-day Registration
US $300
$20.00
Student

Early Bird
(before Sep 27th)
US $300


Regular (Sep 28th-Nov 25th)
US $300


Late Registrants (Post Nov 25th)
US $300


1-day Registration
US $150

2-day Registration
US $200
$20.00
Local Delegate

Early Bird
 (Before Sep 27th)
US $440


Regular (Sep 28th-Nov 25th)
US $465


Late Registrants (Post Nov 25th)
US $490


1-day Registration
US $240

2-day Registration 
US $290
$20.00

Visionary Speakers

Hon. Leona Romeo-Marlin
Hon. Leona Romeo-MarlinPrime Minister, Sint Maarten
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Ronald Jackson
Ronald JacksonExecutive Director, CDEMA
Dr. Denise D.P. Thompson
Dr. Denise D.P. ThompsonAssociate Professor, City University of New York
Dr. Raed Arafat
Dr. Raed Arafat Secretary of State, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Romania

Youth In CDM Speakers

Sabrina Atkinson
Sabrina AtkinsonNorthern Caribbean University
Jamaica Caribbean Girls Hack Alumni 2019
Roshelle Pinnock
Roshelle PinnockUniversity Of Technology
Jamaica Caribbean Girls Hack Alumni 2019

Venue Info

NOTICE

The 11th CDM Conference venue is the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa – Sint Maarten. However, the Conference Planning Team has been advised by the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort that the hotel is fully booked for the period of the Conference (2nd – 6th December 2019). The Conference Planning Team sincerely apologise for this inconvenience.

Two alternate hotels have been identified, Simpson Bay Resort and Holland House Beach Hotel, to facilitate participants accommodation.

To make reservations at Simpson Bay Resort, please send email to SBRreservations@simpsonbayresort.com and mperosa@royalresorts.com and make reference to the CDM Conference.

To make reservations at the Holland House Beach Hotel, please send email to reservations@hollandhousehotel.com and make reference to the CDM Conference.

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Event Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Unicef
EU

Diamond Sponsors

CCRIF

Gold Sponsors

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Conference Programme

  1. Side Event / December 1st
  2. Day 1 / December 2nd
  3. Day 2 / December 3rd
  4. Day 3 / December 4th
  5. Day 4 / December 5th
  6. Day 5 / December 6th
8:30 - 10:00

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address:

Safeguarding our future: Transforming and Re-inventing the Resilient Development Paradigm
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:05
11:05 - 12:50

Plenary:

How Ready Are We?Managing the Humanitarian Consequences of Disaster Management in the Region
12:50 - 2:05
2:05 - 3:20

Plenary:

Coordination, Logistics and Relief Management
3:20 - 4:35

Concurrent Session:

Session A:
Joining Forces to Safeguard Our Populations
Session B:
Safeguarding Populations - Human Mobility in Context of Disasters and Climate Change
4:35 - 4:50
8:30 - 8:35
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:50

Plenary

Safeguarding livelihoods through Applied and Operationally Directed Research
12:50 - 2:00
2:00 - 3:15

Concurrent Session

Call for Papers
3:15 - 3:30
3:45
8:30 - 10:30

Professional Development Sessions

PDS 1
An In-depth View of CCRIF's New Models for Tropical Cyclones Earthquakes, Excess Rainfall and Fisheries
PDS 2
First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis
PDS 3
Professionalizing DRM discipline
PDS 5
Building Community Resilience: The Role of the Caribbean Development Bank
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 1:15

Professional Development Sessions

PDS 1
CCRIF SPC
PDS 2
First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis
PDS 3
Professionalizing DRM discipline
PDS 5
Effective Community Engagement CDB
1:15 - 2:30
2:30 - 4:30

Professional Development Sessions

PDS 1
CCRIF SPC
PDS 2
First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis
PDS 4
Managing and Building Resilience to Climate Risks Through Social Protection
PDS 5
Effective Community Engagement CDB
8:30 - 10:30

Plenary: Keynote Address/Presentation

Safeguarding our People through strengthened Early Warning Systems
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:45
11:45 - 1:30

Plenary

Safeguarding People: Integration of Gender, Age, Inclusion and Protection in DRR
1:30 - 2:30
2:30 - 6:45

Concurrent Session

Safeguarding Livelihoods through Social Protection
Safeguarding Livelihoods; Building Resilience
8:30 - 10:30

Plenary: High Level Session: Keynote Address:

Safeguarding communities, livelihoods and economies on the road to Recovery
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:45

CDM Performance Monitoring for Regional Outcome 4

CDM Performance Monitoring for Regional Outcome 3: Sector Mainstreaming;
CDM Mid Term Evaluation
11:45 - 1:15
1:15 - 2:30
3:30 - 3:45
3:45 - 4:15

Wrap Up Session

Conference Big Ideas
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