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Bridgetown, Barbados, May 18, 2011 – (CDEMA) - The CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) will conduct a country support mission to Suriname May 19-20, 2011. Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director, of CDEMA will meet with senior officials of the Government, including the Ministry of Defence, and the National Coordination Center for Disaster Relief (NCCR), to discuss and identify areas of support with regard to advancing Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) and deepening collaboration between the CDEMA CU and Suriname. This is the first such mission since Suriname joined the agency.

St. George’s Grenada, April 28, 2011 (CDEMA) - The Grenada National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) is implementing a five day Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Public Awareness and Education (PAE) campaign in partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and funded by the Government of Australia, Agency for International Development (AusAID). The campaign’s main objective is to promote increased awareness about tsunami and other coastal hazards risks and also aims to empower those in roles of responsibility and influence with the correct tools to dissemination tsunami information. The Public Awareness and Education campaign will hopefully reduce the number of fatalities and damage to coastal businesses and communities.

Kingston, Jamaica Tuesday April 19, 201 –The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency  (CDEMA) through the support of the Government of Australia (AusAid) today launched a national 5 day Public Awareness and Education (PAE) campaign. Public and private sector stakeholders including representatives from the media, the meteorological service, various government ministries, the tourism, shipping and transportation sectors were exposed to an intensive session highlighting their roles in disaster risk reduction directly related to tsunamis.

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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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