REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONFERENCE COORDINATOR– 12TH COMPREHENSIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT (CDM) CONFERENCE

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) received financing from the European Union toward the cost of implementation of a project “11th EDF Natural Disaster Facility in the CARIFORUM “Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme”. CDEMA intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) intends to apply a portion of the funds to the Consultant (Conference Coordinator) for the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) which is the region’s premier event on disaster risk management. The CDM Conference is organized by the Coordinating Unit of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in association with its partners. Since the hosting of the first Conference in 2006, the event has established a reputation as the Caribbean region’s largest gathering of professionals and academics in the field of disaster management. It has also attracted a following of professionals from sectoral and thematic fields who have specific responsibilities or interests in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

The Conference Coordinator will be expected to support the Conference Planning Teams in facilitating the planning, coordination, management, and delivery of the Conference in this new format. In that regard, the reliable flow of information amongst the CDEMA CU and all stakeholders is critical. The Conference Coordinator will ensure smooth execution of all the logistics for the event which include but are not limited to: live streaming of the different sessions, technical support for attendees and virtual delegates, speaker management and any pre-recorded content creation.

CDEMA now invites interested eligible1 individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services. The consultancy is expected to commence in the Third (3rd) quarter of 2022 with an expected duration of Seven (7) month.

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