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Joining Forces in the Face of Disasters

This workshop is being jointly organized and facilitated by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the French Red Cross, through its Regional Intervention Platform for the Americas and the Caribbean (PIRAC). It is being carried out within the framework of the “READY 360” Project led by PIRAC co-funded by the INTERREG Caribbean Program under the European Regional Development Fund.

November 27 - December 1, 2023 

Workshop Objectives: 

  • An improved understanding of the roles of each actor (military and civilian) and

  • operational procedures to follow in case of disasters.

  • A follow-up of the implementation of the regional civil-military roadmap

  • A consolidation of civil-military relations in the region

  • A coordinated humanitarian response.

  • Improve the Civil Military approach in the Caribbean and the Americas Region

Did you know the
CMR Advisory Level Group

  • Emerged in 2017 from a clear view of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement that there is a need to coordinate at all levels and in this case at the strategic level with actors and academies before, during and after disasters. These disasters can range from the Haiti earthquake in 2010, numerous major hurricanes in the Americas region such as Mitch, Mathieu, ETA and IOTA, and earthquakes such as the one in Mexico, Turkey and Syria.

  • Aims to improve and strengthen communication between all types of operators in the humanitarian space, including IOs. NGOs, Governments and relevant government disaster response department(s), Security Forces, the RCRC Movement, and civilian institutions.

Civil Military Relations
 in Action

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Caribbean Civil Military Relations High Advisory & Strategic Workshop Commitment 2023


Caribbean Civil Military Declaration (Non Binding) 2021


Military Review: Relationships Matter | Humanitarian and Disaster Relief in Haiti

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