The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA), together with their partners, will host the second Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), in Barbados on 10-14 December 2007. The event will use the motto of “The Changing Landscape of Caribbean Disaster Management—Vision Becoming Reality.”

The forum will be a platform for reflection, dialogue, and assessment of disaster risk management progress in the Region. The objectives are to promote disaster risk management at the local level and incorporate it into key sectors of national economies, and to advance disaster recovery planning for public, private, and civil sector entities.
It will also provide an opportunity to showcase CDM tools, model products, information and education materials, and highlight CDM progress in the region through presentations and discussions that demonstrate its penetration and institutionalization. PAHO/WHO will offer a course on the Safe Hospital Index within the framework of the Conference. More information is available at: