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Disaster management in the Caribbean

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Disaster management in the Caribbean

CaribNation TV with Host Derrice Dean

(10 Sept. 2017) — “Disaster management in the Caribbean” is an inciteful discussion of the mechanisms and resources in place for disaster management in the Caribbean region.  Two experts provide important information on how Caribbean islands individually and collectively are prepared and respond to disasters. They also provide inciteful information on ways to mitigate the effect of disasters on physical infrastructure before these disasters occur.

Members of the Caribbean diaspora, as well as friendly governments, aid agencies, and non-governmental organizations wishing to assist Caribbean countries in the wake of natural disasters could benefit from this discussion which also highlights the mechanism in place for assessing post-disaster needs and managing assistance.

This video is provided courtesy of CaribNation TV.

About the author

Amb. Curtis A. Ward

Ambassador Curtis A. Ward is a former Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations with Special Responsibility for Security Council Affairs (1999-2002) serving on the UN Security Council for two years. He served three years as Expert Adviser to the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee. He is an Attorney-at-Law and International Consultant with extensive knowledge and experience in national and international legal and policy frameworks for effective implementation of United Nations (UN) and other international anti-terrorism mandates; the legal and administrative requirements to effectively implement and enforce anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT); extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory requirements for effective implementation and enforcement of United Nations multilateral and U.S.-imposed unilateral sanctions; and the imperatives for rule of law and governance.

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