CDC partners with CDEMA, other stakeholders, to boost Guyana’s disaster recovery capacity

File Photo| Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig is the new Deputy Executive Director of CDEMA (Photo via DPI)

(Department of Public Information) The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has partnered with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the World Bank through the Canada-Caribbean Resilience Facility and other stakeholders to conduct an assessment of Guyana’s disaster recovery capacity.

The entities on Friday held a virtual Disaster Recovery Audit Workshop. The exercise applied the recently updated recovery section of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Audit Tool which seeks to determine existing capacities, strengths and areas for prioritisation and strengthening within sectors in the area of disaster recovery.

CDC’s Director-General, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig said Guyana completed a CDM Audit in 2018, through a consultative process with technical and financial support from CDEMA and other stakeholders. That audit assessed all four phases of the disaster management cycle and identified strengths, weaknesses, gaps and provided recommendations for improvement. Recovery was identified as the weakest phase.

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