Project Caribbean Cohesion

BDF Media Release| 25 Feb 19

Photography credit: Lieutenant S Gollop 

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) in collaboration with the UK Ministry of Defence (UKMoD) and the Department of Emergency Management held an Opening Ceremony for Project Caribbean Cohesion; a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Course at the Hodgson Hall Conference Room, St Ann’s Fort.

Project Caribbean Cohesion HADR, will be facilitated by Mr Richard Gordon, Director of Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC) and Mr Jamie Martin, an Associate Lecturer of BUDMC. The Course, the second of a tri-series being conducted in Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados caters to a wide cross-section of disaster management professionals and national emergency organizations.

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Further, it provides a unique opportunity for these disaster management professionals to join with their military and civilian partners from CDEMA’s Regional Response Mechanism with other public and private disaster response stakeholders, to explore and engage in innovative and mutual support training activities, towards building resilience amongst the Caribbean Islands.

The Honourable Edmund Hinkson M.P, Minister of Home Affairs opened the Course at a brief ceremony which also included remarks by the British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Mrs Janet Douglas.

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