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Bridgetown, Barbados, August 11, 2009 (CDERA): The first phase of a region-wide tsunami warning system is being finalised on Wednesday August 12, when technical experts meet at the offices of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) to assess and put the final touches to tsunami warning protocols for Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda.
Bridgetown, Barbados, July 22, 2009 (CDERA) - The Joint Project Coordination Committee (JPCC) of three projects being implemented by CDERA, met recently in Barbados to discuss progress to date and recommend actions to ensure the delivery of quality and timely outputs.
This meeting was attended by 19 representatives from the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the CDERA Coordinating Unit and Participating States, regional seismic agencies and other technical experts such as the International Federation of the Red Cross …
Bridgetown, Barbados, December 18, 2008 (CDERA) - Work is moving apace on the development and implementation of a web-based disaster response technology to enhance disaster preparedness and coordinate emergency operations within the Caribbean Region.
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) and the United States Southern Command (US SOUTHCOM) Humanitarian Affairs Division, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to forge ahead with a US$1 million Web Emergency Operation Centre (WebEOC) initiative. This emergency operation system has the capacity to connect with …
Bridgetown, Barbados, December 3, 2008 (CDERA) - Disaster management practitioners and experts from across the region and beyond will meet in Barbados from December 8 - 12 for the 3rd Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management being organized by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) in association with its partners.
The Conference is the annual disaster management forum for dialogue and reflection on the progress being made to advance Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) in the Caribbean.
Bridgetown, Barbados, October 31, 2008 (CDERA) -- The European Commission (EC) is providing the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) with € 3.4 million to support the agency's new direction in which it will no longer just respond to disasters when they occur, but also promote prevention and preparation activities that reduce the risks posed by disasters before they take place.
CDERA's new approach to tackling disasters, called Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), has led to the agency's responsibilities being widened to include disaster-related training …
Barbados, Feb 18, 2005 (CDERA) - A released by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) today shows that some Caribbean countries are not fully utilising disaster loss reduction tools available to them.