May 10th, 2023, Nassau, Bahamas - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in conjunction with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), just concluded a Consultative training workshop aimed at adapting and implementing harmonized Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) for Early-Warning Systems in the region.

Speaking during the three-day event held in The Bahamas, Deputy Executive Director of CDEMA, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, told those in attendance and online, that harmonizing of the SOPs would ensure effective coordination and communication of the operations, during emergencies and disasters in the 19 Participating States.

Bridgetown, Barbados, March 9, 2023 – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has launched its Young Professionals Programme (YPP) aimed at involving the region’s youth in Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management.

Trinidadian national, Mr. Aleem Mahabir and Barbadian, Ms. Adiel Charles, are the first interns selected to take part in the initiative which started in February, and will continue for six months.

The YPP is initially funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Caribbean Climate Resilience Initiative (CCRI) and will offer participants the opportunity to gain work experience through engagement in all technical programme areas of the CDEMA System.

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