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Miami, Florida, United States of America,

21 March – 1 April 2011



Special Session on Disaster Risk Reduction and Early Warning Dissemination and Communication Issues in central America and the Caribbean

(as part of the Public Weather Services Session)

1 April 2011


Updated 05 April 2011

Meeting Documents Link
Doc 1 Agenda
Inf 1 Infonote of the meeting

"Review of the Central America and Caribbean Multi-Hazard EWS Initiatives " - Dr. Maryam Golnaraghi (WMO)

Challenges and opportunities in Strengthening Warning Dissemination and Communication

"Warning dissemination and communication in the MHEWS context at Météo-France / French West Indies and Guyana" - Mr. Jean-Noel Degrace, Météo-France Antilles-Guyane

"USA-NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist Programme" - Mr. Dan Brown, USA NWS Hurricane Center

"Meteorological Services- Warning Dissemination and Communication Challenges" - Mr. Keithley Meade, Director, Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service

"Challenges in Emergency Telecommunications" - Mr. Philmore Mullin, Director, National Office of Disaster Services, Antigua and Barbuda



"Early Warning Systems in Dominica"- Mr. Nathanael Isaac, National Disaster Coordinator, Office of Disaster Management, Dominica

"Experiences from Tomas in Curacao" - Dr. Albert E. Martis, Director, Meteorological Department, Curacao

"Benefits of Common Alert Protocols: Example from Anguilla"- Ms. Elizabeth Klute, Director, Department of Disaster Management, Anguilla

"Anguilla National Warning System And Lessons Learned" Ms. Elizabeth Klute, Director, Department of Disaster Management, Anguilla


"Opportunities for capacity development in EWS and issues related to warning communication dissemination - Lessons learnt from R3I project" - Mr. Alexandre Vacher, R3I project Coordinator, UNDP Barbados and OECS

Background Link
RA IV TC and PWS Agenda 21 March-1 April
Website Strengthening Regional Cooperation to Support Forecasting with Multi-Hazard Approach in RA IV George Town, Cayman Islands 7 March, 2011 htm
Website National Disaster Coordinators and Meteorologists Dialogue Advancing Multi-Hazards Early Warning Systems in the Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 6 Dec 2010 htm
Website Technical Cooperation Workshop for the Development of the Caribbean Regional Cooperation Programme in Multi-Hazard Early Warning System in Christ Church , Barbados, 2 -5 Nov 2010 htm
Website Training Workshop on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems with focus on Institutional Partnerships and Coordination in San Jose , Costa Rica, 31 Aug - 2 Sept 2010 htm


For any additional information please contact:

Dr Maryam Golnaraghi

Chief , Disaster Risk Reduction Programme

World Meteorological Organization

Email: mglonaraghi@wmo.int

Tel: +41.22.730.8006

Fax: +41.22.730.8128





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