The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean will host a meeting on evaluations of post disaster assessments from 25-26 February 2014.
The two-day meeting is being convened jointly with the Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), with which the ECLAC signed a memorandum of understanding for collaborative activities in February 2010. Under the terms of this memorandum of understanding, both organizations are seeking to assist governments of the Caribbean states to adopt policies on disaster risk reduction and mitigation that minimize the socio-economic, physical and environmental damage caused by natural disasters.
The meeting will bring together regional disaster management stakeholders to evaluate the findings of previous assessments of disaster events which occurred in the region from 2006 to 2013.
Among the key stakeholders expected to participate in the meeting are representatives from National Emergency Response and Management Agencies, Ministries of Planning and Development, and other civil society disaster response organizations in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia. The meeting is also expected to receive participation from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), as well as from CCRIF.
The facilitators for the meeting will comprise Dr. Winston Moore, from the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados, Mr. Jamell Robinson, Disaster Management Consultant from the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Mr. Willard Phillips, Economic Affairs Officer of ECLAC.
For further information please contact Ms. Denise Balgobin at denise.balgobineclac.org and (868)224-8075
or Ms. Veera Deokiesingh-Fraser at veera.deokiesinghfrasereclac.org and (868) 224-8006