CDEMA &. THE REGIONAL REPONSE . MECHANISM. (The RRM).
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THE REGIONAL REPONSE
“No State, no matter how powerful, can by its own efforts alone make itself invulnerable to today’s threats. Every State requires the cooperation of other States to make itself secure. It is in every State’s interest, accordingly, to cooperate with other States to address their most pressing threats, because doing so will maximize the chances of reciprocal cooperation to address its own threat priorities.”
(Report of United Nations High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change December 2004 – A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility.)
LEVEL I - Local Incident - no external assistance required
LEVEL II- Specialized Equipment and Experts
LEVEL III – Support Required
The CDRU for 2009/2010
Regional USAR LL Team
The RNAT - Saint Lucia 2010
Towards Developing a Common Agenda: The Integration of Global, Regional and National Systems for Humanitarian Assistance in the Caribbean
OAS Main Building, Washington D.C.
The National Disaster Organization led by National Disaster Office (umbrella network of units and authorities concerned with various aspects of DM) are responsible for national coordination:
CDEMA is responsible for regional coordination. CDERA’s main function:
Other functions include:
“Humanitarian reform seeks to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response by ensuring greater predictability, accountability and partnership. It is an ambitious effort by the international humanitarian community to reach more beneficiaries, with more comprehensive needs-based relief and protection, in a more effective and timely manner.”
International Response Mechanism
4Pillars of the RRM
REGIONAL RESPONSE MECHANISM
CDM CLUSTER LEADS
REGIONAL FINANCE MECHANISMS
1National Response Mechanism
NATIONAL RESPONSE MECHANISM
NATIONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUNCTIONS
NATIONAL FINANCE MECHANISMS
This allowed CDERA the opportunity to deploy the CDRU, the Regional SAR Team & the Rapid Needs Assessment Team to the impacted state during the Exercise
CDEMA CU will continue to:
BG (R) Earl Arthurs
Preparedness & Contingency Planning Specialist
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
December 8, 2010
The Agency is specifically designed to administer a collective response to the Crime and Security priorities of Member States.
The Agency is headed by an Executive Director who reports to the CARICOM Council of Ministers for National Security and Law Enforcement. The Council is responsible for the policy and overall direction of the activities and programme of IMPACS.
Some of IMPACS core functions include –
IMPACS has responsibility for the co-ordination of meetings of five Standing Committees:
For more details on CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) at:
THE END and Security (IMPACS) at: