United States Agency for International Development Office of
Foreign Disaster Assistance/Latin America and the Caribbean
(USAID OFDA/LAC) Disaster Risk Reduction Consultation
&
PROGRAMMING CONSULTATION ON COMPREHENSIVE
DISASTER MANAGEMENT WITH CDEMA & OTHER
STAKEHOLDERS & DONOR AGENCIES
The expected results for USAID/OFDAare :

•   Familiarity  at  the  National  level  with  the  USAID  OFDA  2009  –  2012  Disaster  
Risk Reduction Strategy.
•   Identification of specific areas in which USAID OFDA may support national work
programmes and regional interventions.
•   Identification of concrete opportunities for institutional collaboration with USAID OFDA
in the delivery of the CDM Strategy
OFDA/LAC Disaster Risk Reduction Consultation
Accra Beach Hotel and Spa
Rockley, Christ Church
Barbados
July 28, 2011

8:30 – 9:00
Meeting Registration
OFDA/LAC

9:00 – 9:30
Opening Ceremony/Remarks
 Tim Callaghan, USAID OFDA/LAC
 Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director, CDEMA
 Representative of the Barbados Department of Emergency
Management
USAID OFDA/LAC, CDEMA, Barbados Department of Emergency
Management

9:30 – 9:50
Presentation by UNISDR
Question & Answer
UNISDR

9:50 – 10:30
Presentation: Overview of CDM Strategy and the CDEMA
Participating States Work Programme Analysis
Question & Answer
CDEMA

10:30 – 10:50
BREAK

10:50 – 11:15
Presentation by U.S. Southern Command
Question & Answer
SouthComm

11:15 – 12:00
Presentation: USAID OFDA/LAC Disaster Risk Reduction
Strategy, 2009 – 2013
Sidney Velado,
Question & Answer
USAID OFDA/LAC

12:00 – 13:00
LUNCH

13:00 – 14:15
Small Group Work: Analysis of USAID OFDA/LAC Strategy and
Development Partners. In small groups, participants will review
the OFDA/LAC strategy, assessing links with their country’
s/organization’s priorities, analyzing opportunities for
implementation, and identifying areas of inter-institutional
collaboration.
Participants
OFDA/LAC Facilitators

14:15 – 15:30
Plenary: Small Group Reports/Presentations
Participants

15:30 – 15:50
Break

15:50 – 16:15
Plenary: Review of Meeting Results and Final Recommendations
OFDA/LAC

16:15 – 16:30
Closing Remarks
OFDA/LAC, CDEMA
2011 Programming Consultation on Comprehensive Disaster
Management (CDM) - July 27, 2011 - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

13:30-13:35
Welcome Remarks Jeremy Collymore
Executive
Director, CDEMA

13:35-13:40
Overview of Programme Consultation and
Adoption of Meeting Agenda
Document: CDM-GOV-CDMPC11-01 Agenda – CDM Partners Consultation
2011
Participants will be familiarized with the objectives and expected results of
the CDM Programme Consultation and adopt the agenda for the Consultation.
CDEMA Coordinating Unit

13:40-14:00 Presentation on the Summary Findings of the Regional HFA Report
and the CDEMA Audit Tool
Document: CDM-GOV-CDMPC11-02
Participants will note the trends and recommendations emerging from the
HFA regional report and identify opportunities for inclusion in partner’s
programming.
CDEMA Participating State

14:00-14:15 Discussion

14:15-14:35 Proposed Process for CDM Beyond 2012
Document: CDM-GOV-CDMPC11-03
Participants will receive a presentation on the proposed process for
articulating the CDM Strategy beyond its current implementation period
which ends in 2012 and provide endorsement.
CDEMA Coordinating Unit

14:35-14:45 Discussion

14:45-15:00 BREAK

15:00-15:30
Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan
Document: CDM-GOV-CDMPC10-04 Regional Climate Change
Implementation Plan
The regional climate change implementation plan will be presented to
stakeholders. The specific role of CDM in delivering the plan will be
discussed.
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)

15:30-15:45 Discussion - Feedback on presentation. CDM Partners
15:45-16:40 Highlighting of Partner Initiatives: Emphasis on Climate Change
Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction:
CDM Partners will provide the meeting with brief presentations on key
programming initiatives
CDM Partners

16:40-16:50 CDM Conference 2011 CDEMA
Coordinating Unit

16:50-17:00
Any Other Business, Wrap Up and Closing Remarks CDM Partners
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Agenda for the Regional Stakeholder Consultation on the Model National CDM Policy
July 29, 2011  9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

TIME          SESSION        RESOURCE AGENCY/PERSON
9:00-9:45
1.       Opening Ceremony         CDEMA, DFID, CIDA, AUS AID, Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs - Barbados

9:45-9:55
2.       Overview and Background
This presentation will set the context for the Development of the CDM Policy, objectives of the session and process used for the selection of country
representation.  
CDEMA  CU

9:55-10:45
3.      Presentation on Draft Model National CDM Policy and Guidance Notes
     The meeting will receive a presentation on the following:
•        Brief Summary on the Scope of the Consultancy in order to contextualise the draft policy
•        Some Background Issues
•        Governance for CDM
•        Draft National Comprehensive Disaster Management Policy
•        Guidance notes        
Dr. Vasantha Chase

10:45-12:30
4.        Working Session
The participants will be divided into five (5) working groups and each group and will be provided with specific instructions for the review and comment
of the Policy.
Participants

12:30 – 1:30        LUNCH BREAK        

1:30-2:15        
5.        Report Out to Plenary
The groups will present their outputs to plenary.
Discussion: The session will (i) provide final comments on the Policy and (ii) agree on follow up actions to be undertaken at the national level        
Participants

2:15-3:00        
6.        Presentation on the National CDM Strategy and Action Plan Templates
The meeting will receive a presentation on the draft National CDM Strategy and Action Plan Templates, and Guidance Notes for the preparation of
these.
Discussion: The meeting will provide comments on the draft strategy and action plan templates; and the guidance notes
Dr. Vasantha Chase

3:00-4:30        
7.        Presentation of Technical Thematic Guidance Notes and Panel Discussion        
Dr. Vasantha Chase and Participants

4:30-5:15        
8.        Presentation on the Model National Disaster Office Organizational Structure
The meeting will receive a presentation on the approach for the development model NDO structure and provide guidance and feedback on the
process and data collection tools to be utilized.         
JECO Caribbean

Documents:
1.        Agenda
2.        Comprehensive Disaster Management Model Policy
3.        Comprehensive Disaster Management – Guidance Notes 2011 for the Preparation of a National Strategy and Multi-Year Work Programme
4.        Comprehensive Disaster Management – Technical Guidance Notes 2011 for Mainstreaming Disaster Management.
5.        CDM Programming Framework 2007-2012