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Bridgetown, Barbados, May 30th 2016 (CDEMA) - Children and residential and day nursery officers of the Barbados Child Care Board were actively involved in a full scale exercise to test their level of readiness in the event of a disaster. The exercise was held last Thursday on the grounds of the Nightingale Children’s Home in Black Rock and included a fire and an earthquake drill. Technical teams from the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), the Barbados Fire Service, the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) facilitated the exercise.

Bridgetown, Barbados April 19th, 2016 (CDEMA) – The institutionalization and harmonization of Early Warning System (EWS) as well as integrating vulnerable groups in all processes related to EWS were the main themes of the Caribbean Early Warning System Workshop that took place last week, in which more than 70 participants from National Disaster Management Agencies, National Meteorological Services, National Red Cross Societies, Non-Governmental Organizations as well as regional, research, intergovernmental and United Nations organizations identified next steps on how to enhance coordination among stakeholders towards the harmonization of multi-hazard EWS in the Caribbean.

Port of Spain, Trinidad, March 23rd, 2016 (CDEMA) - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hosting a regional workshop to formulate a FAO livelihoods resilience programme for the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The workshop is being held from 22-23 March, 2016 at the Kapok Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago.

Bridgetown, Barbados, March 1st, 2016 - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU), with support from the European Union (EU), through the Strengthening of the Capacity of the CDEMA Coordinating Unit and Participating States for Implementation of Comprehensive Disaster Management project is inviting National Disaster Management Offices and relevant national agencies, responsible for CDM implementation, to apply for use of the Country Directed Fund. Relevant national agencies must apply through the National Disaster Management Offices.

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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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