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Symposium on integrating Disaster Risk Management with emergency services and defence to reduce avoidable disaster deaths

Organizer(s) Avoidable Deaths Network
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Avoidable Deaths Network
Event language(s)
  • English

On the 10th of December 2021, the virtual Symposium on Integrating Disaster Risk Management with Emergency Services and Defence to Reduce Avoidable Disaster Deaths will be held. The aim of this Symposium is:

To focus on bringing together emergency services and defence in the Caribbean region (e.g., from the Army, Navy, Fire Services, etc.) and to cover the voices of the responders in reducing avoidable disaster deaths, and what lessons can be learned to improve practice.

The Symposium, one of a kind, brings together the emergency services (viz. fire and rescue, civilian), defence (viz. navy, air force, army and civilian), researchers and policy influencers from the risk, crisis, disaster and development sectors to understand:

  • the strategies, tactics, and actions that the emergency services and defence undertake in collaboration with disaster management authorities and alike, to reduce avoidable disaster deaths;
  • the challenges that the emergency services and defence experience and the lessons that can be learned to improve disaster response and recovery; and
  • the support that will be required for cross-pollination of cognate sectors (emergency, defence, disaster, development) for mutual learning, capacity building, and reimagine practices for collaboration to achieve sustainable development in the Caribbean region.

The symposium is organised by the Avoidable Deaths Network in collaboration with Disaster Medical Assistance Team, Prepared International, Shared Aim and Gannon Emergency Solutions.

The regional partners comprise of Rights Insight, Caribbean Development Bank, Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs, Barbados Fire Services, and Regional Security System.


4 pm (GMT)


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