The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) announces the 7th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management to be convened at the Hilton Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica from December 3-7, 2012. This year’s conference theme is “CDM: Building Disaster Resilience – a Shared Responsibility.”
The Annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, which is organized by the Coordinating Unit of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), in collaboration with its partners, is the region’s largest gathering of professionals in the fields of disaster management.
The year 2012 marks the 10th year of implementation of the Caribbean Regional Strategy on Comprehensive Disaster Management. Over this period the strategy has evolved to embrace a programmatic framework with a results-based approach.
The conference will cover topics such as: 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; and Pathways to Building Disaster Resilience – The Responsibility of the Education Sector.