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Cuba cooperates with the Caribbean for disaster risk reduction

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HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 4 (ACN) Cuba signed a collaboration agreement with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) for disaster risk reduction and the strengthening of the region's Early Warning Systems.

The Chief of Operations of the National Civil Defense Staff, William Cedeño Centeno, signed this agreement on behalf of the Cuban side whereby Cuba commits to share knowledge and experience in disaster risk management with a preventive and inclusive approach, technology transfer, technical training, among other cooperation actions.
The signing of this agreement took place in Saint Lucia, at the high-level panel of the event "Multi-threat Early Warning Systems: Achievements and Strategic Vision for the Future", organized by CDEMA and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), according to the website of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The meeting is part of a regional cooperation project with funds from the European Union in which both agencies, the International Red Cross and seven Caribbean nations benefit: Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Cuba, Haiti, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda.
The aim of the meeting in Saint Lucia is to hold the initial planning meeting for the second phase of the regional project, with the participation of representatives of the national systems of the seven beneficiary countries and coordinators at national and regional level from the agencies implementing the collaboration initiative.

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