Bridgetown, Barbados, January 27th 2012 (CDEMA) – Representatives from a sample group of more than 140 persons who were actively engaged in the Mainstreaming Climate Change into Disaster Risk Management for the Caribbean Region (CCDM) Project met recently at the Courtyard by Marriott, Bridgetown, Barbados to assess the results of the project  and to discuss plans for Phase 2.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will host a two day training workshop on geological hazards next week. This workshop is a collaborative initiative between NEMO, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Seismic Research Centre, St. Augustine Campus, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.

A three day workshop to review the National Damage Assessment process in St. Vincent and the Grenadines commenced today. This workshop is a collaborative initiative between the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Barbados.

Bridgetown, Barbados, November 17, 2011 (CDEMA) – The tourism sector disaster management programme will benefit from an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) funded project to be officially launched in Barbados on Friday, November 18, 2011.  The US $750.000 grant will support the development of a regional monitoring, evaluation and reporting information system for the disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation in the Caribbean tourism sector.

Bridgetown, Barbados, November 10, 2011 (CDEMA) – CDEMA’s Executive Director, Jeremy Collymore is leading a CARICOM mission to Brazil to hold discussions on disaster risk reduction initiatives. The team of technical experts began the one week mission on Monday, 7 November aimed at exploring areas of strengthening cooperation in disaster risk management between the CARICOM States and Brazil.

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