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The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) is the region’s premier event on disaster risk management and is organised by the Coordinating Unit (CU) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in collaboration with its partners. 

CDM is the Caribbean brand of Disaster Risk Management. Promoted and advanced throughout the region, CDM contributes to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030, a blueprint for global actions in Disaster Risk Management (DRM). The Conference is the region’s largest gathering of professionals in the field of disaster management and professionals from sectoral and thematic fields who have specific responsibilities in this area. The Conference has also provided professional development for disaster risk management (DRM) Practitioners, Planners, and Environmental Scientists, engaged high-level officials, and facilitated inter-stakeholder exchanges/networking and “birthed” new policy ideas. 

The Conference is also the regional event of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and is structured to promote good practice, share ongoing research and chart the way forward for the advancement of CDM in the Caribbean.

Conference Objectives

  • Facilitate knowledge exchanges on pathways to resilience using a risk-based multi-hazard approach
  • Highlight progress towards the achievement of CDM results within the priority areas of Institutional Strengthening, Knowledge Management, Sector Mainstreaming and Community Resilience
  • Showcase relevant research and applicable tools for the advancement of CDM in the region 
  • Highlight challenges and opportunities for CDM based on lessons learned from COVID-19 and the multi-hazard environment in the Caribbean
  • Provide a forum for the engagement and empowerment of youth in supporting the DRM agenda

Contact us

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

Resilience Way, Lower Estate

St. Michael, Barbados

Tele: 246 434 4880