Caribbean International Response Disaster Law Workshop

IDRL Caribbean conference
The Second Caribbean IDRL Workshop, held from November 7-8, 2023, aimed to enhance regional frameworks for disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. Organized by IFRC Disaster Law in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the French Red Cross, the event gathered more than 100 participants, including government representatives, civil society, and Red Cross National Societies from the Caribbean.

The workshop's focus was on the integration of International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) Guidelines into national laws and policies to improve disaster response. Through a series of presentations, case studies, and panel discussions, the participants examined current challenges and opportunities for enhancing legal preparedness in the region.

Key outcomes included the identification of best practices, the strengthening of regional cooperation, and the commitment to continue working towards improved legal readiness for disaster response in the Caribbean.

Jessie Jordan, IFRC Disaster Law Officer in the Caribbean says the workshop represents a significant stride in enhancing disaster law in the Caribbean. The commitment to integrating IDRL Guidelines into national policies underscores our collective effort to improve disaster response efficiency and regional collaboration.

For more information visit the workshops's website here -