Executive Director of CARICAD Devon Rowe (left) and Executive Director of CDEMA, Ronald Jackson signed MOU signaling a strategic partnership between the two institutions.
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to demonstrate their synergistic relationship through more strategic collaboration, in efforts to formalize their efforts toward enhancing sustainable development across the region.
The MOU will be in effect for an initial period of two years, providing a platform and binding basis for formal agreement, cooperation, and collaboration, for joint supportive actions between the two institutions, in the execution of their respective mandates.
According to a release, both CARICAD and CDEMA have identified and agreed on specific opportunities for collaboration & cooperation, in the implementation of their respective work plans as described in the MOU.
The roles played by Emergency/Disaster officials in the public sectors of the Caribbean Region are said to be widely recognized, and in many cases highly regarded. The concept and practice of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) circulated and promoted by CDEMA, means that the role of the wider public sector in all phases of the Disaster Cycle should be recognized, and capacity and commitment built accordingly. CDEMA is mandated to advance CDM, while CARICAD was established to transform and modernize the public sectors of the Region.
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