Georgetown, Guyana, January 31, 2013 (CDC) - The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Caricom/Brazil/ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – Living Schools Initiative continues to extend the mandate of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) across Guyana. To this extent the Arapaima Primary School in Lethem, Region 9 (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo) benefited from several interventions that are aimed at building both human and material capacities at the institution.

Georgetown, Guyana , December 10th, 2012 - The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Guyana, will commence offering its Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management January 21, 2013, with two specialisation streams in (i) Natural Resources Management and (ii) Climate Change and Disaster Management.  Multi-disciplinary in nature, the Programme is aimed at graduates and professionals in the field of environmental management.  

Civil Defense Commission (CDC), Guyana, November 5th, 2012 - The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) continues to work towards achieving its mandate of promoting disaster risk management in Guyana while at the same time making our people and the nation more resilient to the impacts of adverse events/disasters. This has been accelerated since the unfolding of the January 2005 floods which resulted in economic losses equivalent to 60% of Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The importance of Disaster Risk Management was again highlighted by subsequent floods in 2006, 2009, and 2010.

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