Draft strategy of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
From the executive summary:
The CDM Strategy 2014 – 2024 builds on the strengths of well-founded and functional governance structures. It is designed to continue the process of embedding and institutionalizing CDM as the Caribbean’s platform for achieving risk reduction.
It proposes to do this over a ten year strategic period and expands on the original key sectors embraced (Agriculture, Tourism, Health, Civil Society and Education) to include Finance/Economic Development and Physical and Environmental Planning. Additionally it places increased focus on integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change considerations and their impact on vulnerable groups.
In recognizing the critical link between disaster management and sustainable development, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA), now the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), spearheaded the adoption of a strategic CDM framework in 2001 in collaboration with stakeholders.
The strategic objective of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) is the integration of disaster management considerations into the development planning and decision-making process of CDEMA’s PS.