UNDRR ROAMC & UNESCO/IOM: Tsunami Ready Programme – A Key Paving Stone along the Pathway to a Resilient Caribbean

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The 2020 edition of the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Early Warning System (CARIBE EWS) World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) Webinar will be jointly organized by UNDRR and UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission together with its regional CARIBE EWS Intergovernmental Coordination Group and Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre (CTIC); in collaboration with other UN and external partners under the sponsorship of the Government of Japan.

WTAD 2020 will be structured as a 30-day “campaign” with three key pillars/events focused on Global Target E of the Sendai Framework:

Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.

*Without forgetting the rated Target G on multi-hazard systems.

A key pillar will be the regional webinars to be convened October to November focusing on the need to mix state-of-the-art scientific expertise with indigenous knowledge and the community’s collective experience of tsunamis to ensure multi-hazard early warning systems that translate into effective and widespread community preparedness. The CARIBE EWS webinar is one of four being convened by regional IOC-led coordinating teams for its tsunami early warning systems. Similar webinars are being organised for the North Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean and Connected Seas, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

Umbrella Theme: “Tsunami Ready Programme – A Key Paving Stone along the Pathway to a Resilient Caribbean?”

Date: 10th November 2020, 9:00 a.m. (Panama time)
Registration link: http://www.ioc-tsunami.org/index.php?option=com_oe&task=registerForEvent&event=2781

Objectives of the CARIBE EWS Webinar:

1. To outline the history, tenets, requirements and impact of the Tsunami Ready programme including its utility as a multi-hazard disaster risk reduction tool based on US and Caribbean experiences; and
2. To reflect on and discuss the multi-sector stakeholder nature of the Tsunami Ready Programme together with the extent of its contribution towards the development of national and regional resilience in fulfilment of Targets E and G of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030

The webinar moderators are:

Nahuel Arenas

Deputy Chief, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Regional Office
for the Americas & Caribbean [Lead Webinar Moderator]

Ugo Blanco

Resident Representative a.i., United Nations Development Programme Barbados and Eastern
Caribbean (UNDP) [Presentation Segment Moderator]

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