Digital Transformation of CDEMA

The Digital Transformation of the CDEMA Coordinating Unit has been an ongoing process over many years which has strengthened the ability of the agency to execute its mandate to its Participating States and the people of the Caribbean region whom it serves. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many organisations worldwide to reimagine their business processes and to modernize their operations to avoid becoming obsolete in a quickly changing global landscape.

CDEMA Participating States spared any major impact from Potential Tropical Cyclone

Bridgetown, Barbados, June 28th, 2022 – Potential Tropical Cyclone Two bypassed Participating States of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) with minimum impact to the countries. 

The two states which were mainly under threat, Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada and its dependencies reported that heavy rainfall associated with the weather system resulted in power outages which were quickly restored, and street flooding, but recorded no reports of incidents. 

CDEMA hosts the 12th Meeting of the Comprehensive Disaster Management Coordination and Harmonization Council

Bridgetown, Barbados July 30, 2021– The CDEMA Coordinating Unit recently hosted the 12th Meeting of the Comprehensive Disaster Management Coordination and Harmonization Council (CDM CHC), funded by the Targeted Support to CDEMA Project. Nine regional institutions, seven development partners and representatives for two sub regional focal points came together virtually to further the CDM/Resilience conversation in the Caribbean.

CDEMA hosts Geographical Information Systems Training for its Participating States

Bridgetown, Barbados June 9, 2022– The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) successfully hosted an online training for its Participating States between 9th May 2022 and 3rd June 2022 in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in the Caribbean region. The online training consisted of six (6) self-paced training modules, culminating in two (2) days dedicated to a simulation exercise where the participants were tested on the knowledge gained in a controlled scenario under time constrained conditions.

CDEMA hosts the Damage Assessment & Needs Analysis (DANA) Orientation/Training in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Bridgetown, Barbados February 17, 2022 - The Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), through its Regional Training Centre (RTC), commenced a three-day Damage and Needs Assessment (DANA) Orientation/Training workshop for the St. Vincent & The Grenadines National Emergency Management Organisation (SVG NEMO) on February 15th, 2022. The training is intended to present a systematic approach for conducting damage assessment in an effective and time sensitive manner to influence response and recovery actions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.