Zoom Link for “LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE: BUILDING RESILIENCE” Symposium

Zoom Link for “LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE: BUILDING RESILIENCE” Symposium

Press invitation to Symposium

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 — Update: To join the symposium remotely please join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uwi.zoom.us/j/137346589 

 

The Eastern Caribbean region is highly vulnerable to natural disasters including volcanic eruptions, tsunami, earthquake and tropical cyclones. In recent years, and decades, the region has been severely impacted by numerous hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. 

In recognition of International Day for Disaster Reduction,  the OECS Commission in Saint Lucia has dedicated the week of October 15 – 19, 2018 to disaster awareness with a specific focus on increased resilience.

WHAT

One of the main activities planned for the week is a live/virtual symposium jointly organised by the OECS Commission with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Helen Television System, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and the University of the West Indies Open (UWI) Campus.

WHO

The event will feature speakers from several of the aforementioned institutions as well as from the Government of Montserrat and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The media and the general public.

WHEN

The Symposium will be held on Wednesday, October 17th 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

WHERE

UWI Open Campus Auditorium, Morne Fortune, Castries.

CONTACT

Josette Edward-Charlemagne

josette.edward@oecs.int

(758) 455 6372

Josette Edward-Charlemagne Environmental Sustainability Cluster at Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
OECS Communications Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States