Monday, February 21, 2005 - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response
Agency (CDERA) and the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), St.
Vincent and the Grenadines will co-host the 3rd Regional Seminar on Flood Hazard
Mapping and Its Use for Community Disaster Planning in the Caribbean on February
22 – 25, 2005 at the Sunset Shores Hotel, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
This seminar is made possible through the support of the Japan International
Corporation Agency (JICA) sponsored Caribbean Disaster Management Project (CADM).
The main objective of this seminar is to review the products of the CADM project
· Flood Hazard Mapping Manual
· Community Disaster Management Planning Manual
· Sustainability Plan
The Caribbean Disaster Management Project (CADM), will end July 31, 2005. The
overall goal of this project is to mitigate damages in CDERA member states
particularly for the flood hazard. The emphasis on this hazard is in keeping
with the findings of the Status of Disaster Preparedness in CDERA Participating
States conducted in May 2001 which identified floods as the most common event -
occurring in 90 % of CDERA Participating States in the last five years, however
in contrast only 25% of these countries have any plans in place to guide
disaster management activities for this hazard.
Saint Lucia will be represented by the Director of Saint Lucia’s NEMO.