Caribbean DIPECHO Workshop 2014

The Caribbean DIPECHO workshop 2014 will take place from 16 to 17 October in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The workshop is the final regional meeting under the framework of the 2013-2014 DIPECHO Action Plan for the Caribbean. The meeting was attended by more than 60 participants including representatives from 10 National Disaster Management Offices.

  • Agenda

  • Concept note

  • Participants list

  • Workshop report            

Tools Market Place - Selling and Purchasing Tools and Initiatives

  • Climate Smart Guidelines, Andria Grosvenor, CDEMA
  • Damage Information System (DAIS), Horace Glaze, ODPEM
  • Disability Checklist for Emergency Response, Florence Le Paulmier, Handicap International
  • Emergency Plan for the water and sanitation sector (Plan de Emergencias de INAPA - Plan de emergencias sector agua y saneamiento), Raul del Río, Oxfam Dominican Republic
  • Inclusive Family Contingency Plan, Florence Le Paulmier, Handicap International
  • Learn by Playing and Coloring (“Aprende Judando y Coloreando”), Kenia Correa, CARE Cuba
  • Mobile shelter (Albergue móvil/modular), Nadja Tejeda, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Seismic Walking Tour (“Caminata sísmica”), Kenia Correa, CARE Cuba
  • SIMEX (Simulation Exercise): linking science with institutional and community preparedness through participatory evacuation mapping, Diana Patricia Mosquera, UNESCO Haiti
  • Urban Risk Reduction Tool, Samira Philip-Rebai, UNDP Haiti


Achievements: early warning systems

Moderator: Velda Joseph, Director, NEMO, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Achievements: safe schools and safe hospitals

Moderator: Gina Sosa, Programme Officer, ECHO Caribbean

Drr achievements and challenges in caribbean countries

Moderator: Ricardo Mena, Head of the Regional Office – the Americas, UNISDR

  • Barbados: Danielle Skeete, Project Officer, Department of Emergency Management (DEM)
  • Dominica : Steve Joseph, Programme Officer, Office of Disaster Management (DEM)
  • Dominican Republic :Bélgica Miguelina Tactuk, Initiative Hopefor
  • Guyana: Chabilall Ramsarup, Director, Civil Defence Comission (CDC)
  • Haiti : Alta Jean-Baptiste, Direction de Protection Civil (DPC)
  • Jamaica: Horace Glaze, Deputy Director General, Office for Disasteer Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)
  • Saint Lucia: Velda Joseph, Director, National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Shelly Bradshaw, Mitigation Manager, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management

Route to sendai: towards an internacional framework on drr post-2015

Working together: review and recommendations

Moderator: Jeffrey James, Regional Coordinator, HelpAge international

Workshop findings and furture outlook

Drr communication training session