CCAA Announces Launch of 2009 Disaster Management
Washington, D.C.–Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) announced today the launch of venues and dates for its 2009 Disaster Management Workshop Series. The series, which is being led by CCAA trustee Tropical Shipping, brings an innovative approach to disaster management and business continuity in the Caribbean.
Co-sponsored by CCAA trustee Baptist Health South Florida, destination governments' Disaster Management Agencies and private sector, the schedule is follows:
The goal of this series is to increase awareness of the importance of best practices in disaster management; guide participants through the planning process with the assistance/consultation of national disaster management agencies; develop a framework that allows public and private sector partners to more effectively develop plans to mitigate against the crippling economic effects of disasters; and to establish a formal commitment and plan to address the needs of first responders and their families. "Fundamentally these workshops are designed to formalize and document a private-public sector plan to assist one another in times of crisis", commented CCAA Executive Director & CEO, Anton Edmunds.
As in the past, the target audience in the host countries will include key businesses leaders and importers, Chambers of Commerce, public safety authorities, disaster preparedness managers, private industry security, contingency planners and operations personnel.
The Disaster Management Workshop series has been conducted since the mid-1990s. Past workshops have been held in a number of destinations including Antigua, The Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, St. Maarten and Trinidad & Tobago. The series has been housed under the CCAA umbrella since 2007.
CCAA is a non-governmental organization that promotes private sector-led economic development in the Caribbean Basin. More information on the organization and the Annual Miami Conference can be found by visiting CCAA's website at http://www.c-caa.org/.
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