Key institutions

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

Work field:


  • Water ressources
  • Awareness raising & training
  • Vulnerability and impact analysis
  • Legistative and institutional framework (political incidence)


Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago


The Caribean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) embraces the principles and practice of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) which is an integrated and proactive approach to disaster management. CDM seeks to reduce the risk and loss associated with natural and technological hazards and the effects of climate change to enhance regional sustainable development. CDEMA operations include: - Training for Disaster Management Personnel; - Development of model training courses and products; - Institutional Strengthening for Disaster Management Organizations; - Development of model Disaster Legislation for adaptation; - Development of model policies and guidelines for use in emergencies; - Contingency Planning; - Resource mobilization for strengthening disaster management programmes; - Improving Emergency Telecommunications and Warning Systems; - Development of Disaster Information and Communication Systems; - Education and Public Awareness;.