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National Disaster Coordinators and Meteorologists Dialogue
Advancing Multi-Hazards Early Warning Systems in the Caribbean

5th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Monday, 6th December, 2010 from 8:30 am to 12 noon

Last update 14 January 2011


Workshop Documents

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Brochure of the Technical Workshop

Doc 2

Agenda of the Technical Workshop

Doc 3

Guidance for Participants and Preparations for the Workshop
Presentations of the Sessions
Opening and introduction

" Background and expected outcomes of the Dialogue: Opportunities for strengthening of the Multi-Hazard EWS: Outcomes of assessment s and consultations in the Caribbean " by Dr Maryam Golnaraghi (WMO)

Good practices in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in the Caribbean

"French West Indies experience in Early Warning Systems" by Lt-Col Philippe Cova, Chief of Staff, French West Indies Civil Security and Mr Jean-Noël Degrace, Météo-France(WMO Consultants)

"Cuba Tropical Storms Early Warning Systems" by Dr Jose Rubiera, Director of the National Forecasting Center, Institute of Meteorology of Cuba

Reflections on existing capacities and challenges in coordination and operational MHEWS capacities in the Caribbean

"EWS in Jamaica" by Mr Ronald Jackson, Director General, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and Mr. Evan Thompson, Deputy Director of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica


"The existing capacities and challenges in EWS in the Bahamas " by Captain Stephen Russell, Director, National Emergency Management Agency

"Antigua and Barbuda - Met Services and National Office of Disaster Service (NODS)-Reflections on existing capacities and challenges in coordination" by Mr. Philmore Mullin, Director, National Office of Disaster Services and Mr. Keithley Meade, Director, Meteorological Services and PR of Antigua and Barbuda with the WMO

"Disaster Risk Reduction and the role of the Meteorological Department Curaçao " by Dr. Albert E Martis, Director of the National Meteorological Service and PR of Curacao with the WMO

"Early Warning Systems in Dominica: capacities and challenges " by Mr. Nathanael Isaac, National Disaster Coordinator, Office of Disaster Risk management

"The National Warning System past, present and future in Anguilla, and implementing the regional risk reduction network" by Ms. Elizabeth Klute, Director of Disaster Risk Management Department

Background Documents

Ref 1

Final Report of the Training Workshop on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems with focus on Institutional Partnerships and Coordination, March 22-25, 2010, Costa Rica





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