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05 Feb 2013 description

INTRODUCTION

This report, for the period 1 June – 30 November 2012, is the first semiannual report, covering the first six months in the 2012/2013 fiscal and policy year for CCRIF. It is designed to provide an update on progress during this period towards achievement of CCRIF’s Strategic Objectives (see Figure 1) as defined in the CCRIF Strategic Plan 2012/2013 – 2014/2015. In providing this progress update, this report also illustrates how the Facility upholds its customer values.

The report presents:

28 Nov 2012 description

En el marco de la III Sesión de la Plataforma Regional para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (RRD) en las Américas , que se desarrolla en Santiago, Chile del 26 al 28 de noviembre, los miembros del Consejo de Representantes de CEPREDENAC se reunieron este día con la Representante Especial del Secretario General de Naciones Unidas para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, Margaretha Wahlstrom, con la finalidad de analizar los avances de la región y los próximos pasos orientados a consolidar las capacidades regionales y nacionales para enfrentar los efectos adversos de los grandes …

09 Nov 2012 description

Nota de Prensa No. 140-2012

Honduras puso hoy en operación el primer radar meteorológico de Centroamérica, mismo que contribuirá a fortalecer el Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT) de COPECO, así como del resto de organismos de protección civil del istmo.

31 Oct 2012 description

Government of BVI (GIS), BVI, October 29th, 2012 - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Coordinating Unit, with financial support from the Enhancing Resilience to Reduce Vulnerability in the Caribbean Region (ERC) Project is hosting a stakeholders meeting to discuss the data needs for the DEWETRA Platform and how it can be used within the Caribbean context.

29 Jun 2012 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2012 to 30 June 2012

Overview

Strengthening relationships with partners and stakeholders is progressing well for 2012 and has allowed the Belize Red Cross Society to advance in the areas of disaster risk reduction and preparedness, health, youth and volunteer management. Disaster management support in communities is very strong. Working with private and public sectors within the urban setting has started in the second half of 2011 and continues to strengthen in 2012, with increased local participation.

15 Jun 2012 description

By David Singh

GENEVA, 15 June 2012 - As the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season kicks off, all 16 member governments of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) have committed for the sixth year in a row to renew their hurricane and earthquake insurance for 2012-2013 and earned themselves a 25% premium rebate.

08 Jun 2012 description

8 June, 2012 -- Bridgetown, Barbados, (CDEMA) - The member states of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) now have a model flood risk reduction system which can contribute to protecting the lives and property of people at the community level. The system has been developed under the Caribbean Disaster Management Project Phase 2 (CADM2).

In Saint Lucia CADM II was implemented with the Gros Islet Disaster Committee in Corinth.

01 May 2012 description

Del 30 de abril al 4 de mayo de 2012, se realiza en Toluca, México, una reunión estratégica entre representantes del Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC) y la Red de Emergencias y Desastres de Centroamérica, México y Panamá (REDCAMP) de la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja con el objetivo de fortalecer las relaciones institucionales para la implementación de una política integral de gestión de riesgo.

06 Apr 2012 description

PAHO/WHO celebrates World Health Day with the theme: Good health adds life to years

Every year, World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. The topic of World Health Day in 2012 is Ageing and Health with the theme: Good health adds life to years. The issue gains more importance as within the next five years, the number of adults aged 65 and over will outnumber children under the age of 5.

28 Feb 2012 description

INTRODUCTION

This report, for the period 1 September – 30 November 2011, is the second quarterly report in the 2011/2012 fiscal and policy year for CCRIF. It is designed to provide an update on progress during this quarter towards achievement of CCRIF’s Strategic Objectives (see Figure 1) as defined in the CCRIF Strategic Plan 2009/2010 – 2011/2012. In providing this progress update, this quarterly report also illustrates how the Facility upholds its customer values.

The report presents:

03 Feb 2012 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, February 3, 2012 (CDEMA) ‐ The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, in collaboration with the national disaster offices of Belize, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia, has organised a series of capacity building workshops to address disaster risk reduction related to the safety of schools and to the agriculture sector.

The workshops are supported under the CARICOM/Brazil/FAO Cooperation Programme on disaster risk reduction and the first of these was held in Belize during the week of January 24 to 27, 2012.