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EVIDENCE & KNOWLEDGE INHUMANITARIAN ACTION“Jamaica’s Experience and Learning”28th ALNAP Meeting:Host Government Forum onHu...
OUTLINE1• Jamaica a snapshot2• Experiences in Recent Events3• Mechanisms for Learning and Improvement4• Recommendations fo...
OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
JAMAICAOFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENTJamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea,c...
Recent Experiences – Humanitarian AssistanceExperiences• Hurricanes (Ivan 2004,Dean 2007, TS Gustav2008, Sandy 2012)• Floo...
Mechanisms for Learning & ImprovementLearning &ImprovementinHumanitarianActionsNational Welfare,Shelter & ReliefClearanceS...
Recommendations for EnhancementPolitical Will and LeadershipEnhance CoordinationBuild/Strengthen PartnershipsBuild Communi...
Questions?Horace GlazeSenior Director – PreparednessODPEM(876) 906-9674(5)hglaze@odpem.org.jmOFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNE...
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  1. 1. EVIDENCE & KNOWLEDGE INHUMANITARIAN ACTION“Jamaica’s Experience and Learning”28th ALNAP Meeting:Host Government Forum onHumanitarian ResponseOFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  2. 2. OUTLINE1• Jamaica a snapshot2• Experiences in Recent Events3• Mechanisms for Learning and Improvement4• Recommendations for EnhancementOFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  3. 3. OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  4. 4. OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  5. 5. JAMAICAOFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENTJamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea,comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.Capital: KingstonArea: 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in areaPopulation: 2,709,300 (2011)Government: Constitutional monarchy, Parliamentarysystem, DemocracyIndependence: Full Independence 1962
  6. 6. Recent Experiences – Humanitarian AssistanceExperiences• Hurricanes (Ivan 2004,Dean 2007, TS Gustav2008, Sandy 2012)• Floods from severerainfall• Fires• Refugees• Civil DisorderStrengthens• National Subcommittee(WSRC)• Similar structure at parishlevels• One list/form approach• JointAssessments/Distribution• Limits duplication• Respected NDMAWeaknesses• Subcommittees notproactive• Joint assessmentnot consistent• Weak Leadership insome areas• PoliticalInterference• Limited/no trackingof personsOFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  7. 7. Mechanisms for Learning & ImprovementLearning &ImprovementinHumanitarianActionsNational Welfare,Shelter & ReliefClearanceSubcommitteeParish Welfare,Shelter & ReliefClearanceSubcommitteePost HurricaneSeason Debriefings& Post IncidentDebriefings (Parish& National)Donor GroupBriefing/Debriefing sessionsMediaAnecdotalaccountsOFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  8. 8. Recommendations for EnhancementPolitical Will and LeadershipEnhance CoordinationBuild/Strengthen PartnershipsBuild Community ResilienceOFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  9. 9. Questions?Horace GlazeSenior Director – PreparednessODPEM(876) 906-9674(5)hglaze@odpem.org.jmOFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

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