190614 – A week in reveiw – UR Caribbean (Photos and News)

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What a week!
In case you missed #URCaribbean

Thank you to all who participated in the Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean Conference! Held from May 27 - 31, 2019 in Barbados, UR Caribbean boasted close to 500 participants with representatives from over 20 Caribbean countries and abroad. The week opened with a keynote speech delivered by the Honorable Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, followed by over 25 plenaries and technical sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 16 intensive workshops and trainings on Thursday and Friday.

We will be following up with more highlights, videos and photos, but here are some snippets of the week in review!
In the News
More investment said needed to defend against natural disaster
- Jamaica Gleaner
Caribbean countries discuss ways to tackle climate and disaster risks
- Dominica news online
Caribbean leaders meet in Barbados to take collective action against disaster risk
- St Lucia News Online
Regional stakeholders convene ahead of hurricane season
- Nation News
Leaders from the Caribbean region convene in Barbados to take collective action against disaster risk
- The Kitts Observer
What we are reading this week
The Irma and Maria events have triggered an effervescent urgency for action which suggests a readiness to commit do deeper dialogue and programming on altering the development disruption cycle. In many respects this may be attributed to the increasing information about climate change, its implications for the survival of small states and regional frameworks for disaster risk management in a sustainable development pathway. Read the full story
What’s on Social Media?
A Twitter feature from the Honorable Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, with a live streaming of the Opening Ceremony.
Amazing plenary session and donor roundtable coverage with UNDRR!
UR Caribbean partnerships are being forged in effort to create a more resilient Caribbean.
The week in photos
Thank YOU - to all our Partners!
Interested in what’s next for UR?
2020 UR announcement Call for Topics
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