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Caribbean disaster experts pass on their knowledge to the Pacific

Updated 8 September 2014, 10:16 AEST

There's no doubt with experts from one hundred countries in Samoa, the SIDS conference was a melting pot for an exchange of ideas and initiatiives.

When it comes to disaster risk management, the open exchange of ideas and strategies can save lives in small island states.

Launched in 2004, the Caribbean Risk Management Initiative has served as a knowledge platform to boost disaster response and cooperation in the Caribbean.

The executive director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, Ronald Jackson, believes there's much the Pacific can learn from the initiative.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Ronald Jackson, executive director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

Audio: Caribbean disaster experts pass on their knowledge to the Pacific

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