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Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 

The present post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction was adopted at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, which represented a unique opportunity for countries to:

  • (a) Adopt a concise, focused, forward-looking and action-oriented post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction;
  • (b) Complete the assessment and review of the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters;1
  • (c) Consider the experience gained through the regional and national strategies/institutions and plans for disaster risk reduction and their recommendations, as well as relevant regional agreements under the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action;
  • (d) Identify modalities of cooperation based on commitments to implement a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction;
  • (e) Determine modalities for the periodic review of the implementation of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

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Regional Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy and Programming Framework 2014 - 2024 

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is grateful to the consulting team of Sage Consulting - Joseph Smith Abbott, Donovan Gentles and Marlene Smith-Barrett - who led the process in elaborating the CDM Strategy 2014-2024.

The elaboration of the ten year CDM Strategy required extensive input and collaboration from the following development, regional and national partners who participated and gave freely of their expertise and knowledge - National Disaster Coordinators, members of the CDM Expert Panel, the CDM Coordination and Harmonization Council, the Gender Working Group, the established Sector Sub-Committees (Health, Tourism, Education, Agriculture, Civil Society) and the emerging sector subcommittees (Finance and Economic Development and Physical and Environmental Planning).

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