Report: Caribbean Officials to Discuss Strengthening Disaster Response

According to Caribbean Net News, senior government officials of the Sub-Regional Focal Points (SRFP) under the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) system will meet in Trinidad and Tobago today to discuss the strengthening of coordination for disaster response in the 18 participating states.

This consultation is being undertaken as part of a broader initiative of the Disaster Risks Management Sub-Regional Programme, which seeks to build resilience of nations and communities in the Caribbean to hazard impacts.

This meeting will bring together National Disaster Coordinators and Permanent Secretaries from the four Sub-Regional Focal Points. Discussions will focus on the lessons learned from the Haiti response, a review of the role and responsibilities of the SRFP and coordination arrangements for the upcoming 2010 Hurricane Season.

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