7th Caribbean conference on comprehensive disaster management: Building disaster resilience – A shared responsibility

Meeting or Conference
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
03-07 Dec 2012
Jamaica (Montego Bay)
Hilton Rose Hall

Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) is the Caribbean brand of Disaster Risk Management and the CDM Conference is structured to promote best practices, share lessons learnt, discuss ongoing research and chart the way forward for the advancement of CDM in the Caribbean. Organized by the Coordinating Unit of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), in collaboration with its partners, the Conference is the Caribbean’s largest gathering of professionals in the fields of disaster management and professionals from sectoral and thematic fields who have specific responsibilities in this area.

Conference objectives

  • To demonstrate and facilitate exchanges on shared responsibility for CDM at the individual, community, sectoral, national and regional levels

  • To facilitate consensus building on the Regional Strategy on CDM beyond 2012, including preparations for post-HFA

  • To build and reaffirm commitment for and promote the goals of CDM


  • Redefining Community Resilience to disasters through shared responsibility

  • Women and Girls – the (in)Visible Force of Resilience: Building Disaster Resilience through Gender Mainstreaming – The CDM Perspective

  • Volunteerism – Shared CDM Responsibility in Action: Toward an effective regional volunteer mechanism

  • Disaster Resilience at the Sectoral Level – Fisheries, Health, Tourism sectors

  • Pathways to Building Disaster Resilience – The Responsibility of the Education Sector

  • Capacity Development for Hazard Risk Reduction & Adaptation - Catalyst

  • Disaster resilience in the Health Sector – PAHO

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Event fee

From $200 to $440

How to register

Register online.


Capacity Development, Community-based DRR, Gender, Health & Health Facilities, Information Management, Economics of DRR, Vulnerable Populations
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