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Colombia gets ready for Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

Colombia gets ready for Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

By Alexandra Dennis PANAMA – Colombia’s cutting edge reputation for disaster risk management received a boost this week as high-level experts gathered in Bogota to identify strategic actions for disaster risk… Read more »

Online tools ‘decentralizing disaster relief efforts’

Online tools ‘decentralizing disaster relief efforts’

Disaster response and relief efforts are becoming more dynamic and decentralised with the development of web-based geospatial technologies, says a study. Researchers writing in Disasters evaluated the experiences of Harvard University’s Center for Geographic… Read more »

OAS ASG: Commitment to a better Haiti should not wane

OAS ASG: Commitment to a better Haiti should not wane

WASHINGTON–Three years after the January 2010 earthquake which killed hundreds of thousands of people in Haiti, Organization of American States (OAS) Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin says the commitment by… Read more »

CDB President tours bank-financed projects in Haiti

CDB President tours bank-financed projects in Haiti

BARBADOS–Dr. Warren Smith, President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) recently toured several CDB-financed projects in Haiti and discussed with beneficiaries the impact of these projects on the lives of… Read more »

Antigua and Barbuda receive UN, OAS support for plan to eradicate hunger

Antigua and Barbuda receive UN, OAS support for plan to eradicate hunger

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA–A joint mission of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and… Read more »

US$30m IDB loan to help Jamaica’s poor

US$30m IDB loan to help Jamaica’s poor

WASHINGTON D. C.-– The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it will be providing a US$30 million loan to Jamaica to help the island’s poor by supporting key social protection programmes… Read more »

PAHO welcomes UN support for cholera elimination in Hispaniola

PAHO welcomes UN support for cholera elimination in Hispaniola

WASHINGTON– The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, has strongly welcomed the announcement by the United Nations’ Secretary-General of support for efforts to eliminate… Read more »

Taiwan signs relief pact for LatAm, Caribbean

Taiwan signs relief pact for LatAm, Caribbean

WASHINGTON– The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) announces the signing of an agreement with the Republic of China (Taiwan) for $2.5 million to implement a Regional Disaster Assistance and Reconstruction program over… Read more »

Additional CDB funding for Haiti micro insurance catastrophe risk org

Additional CDB funding for Haiti micro insurance catastrophe risk org

BARBADOS–The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is to allocate an additional amount equivalent to USD1 million to its Micro Insurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (Haiti) Fund.  CDB established the multi-donor trust fund after approval… Read more »

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund co-chairs visit small businesses in Haiti

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund co-chairs visit small businesses in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Clinton Bush Haiti Fund co-chairs arrived in Haiti on Wednesday to meet with several of the small businesses and workforce development programs the Fund has… Read more »