Caribbean Early Warning System Workshop


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The "Caribbean Early Warning System Workshop" took place from 14 to 16 April 2016 in Barbados. The overall objective of the workshop is to contribute to an enhanced coordination among EWS partners towards the institutionalization and harmonization of multi-hazard, multi-level EWS in the Caribbean that are inclusive of vulnerable groups. The workshop ir organized under the framework of the 2015-2016 DIPECHO Action Plan for the Caribbean.


Concept note

Logistical note

List of Participants

Workshop Evaluation

Final Report

WORKSHOP SESSIONS: Presentations and session concept notes:
Opening Ceremony


Session 1: EWS in the Caribbean (2000 – 2015): highlights, gaps,  lessons learnt and key points


Session 2: Institutional arrangements for EWS in the Caribbean: Regional to local


Session 3: Knowledge Fair Tools:

  • Multi-Hazard App
    International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)



Session 4: Harmonization of EWS towards multi-hazard application


Session 5: Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) based EWS
The Anguilla Warning System - Investigating the CAP experience
Susan Hodge, Programme Officer, Department of Disaster Management, Anguilla


Session 6: Integrate vulnerable groups in the development and implementation of EWS
National Early Warning Systems

Community-based Early Warning Systems

Theresa Grant, Social Affairs Officer, Combined Disabilities Association, (CDA), Jamaica

  • Integration persons with disability into community-based early warning systems (no presentation available)
    Selwyn Brooks, Chairman, District Emergency Organisation, Saint James Central, Barbados


Closing Session