The St.Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross will be hosting a regional symposium on the theme “Building Community Resilience to mitigate the impacts of Climate Change on the Caribbean”.

The symposium forms part of the 70th anniversary of the organisation and aims to strengthen sub-regional interconnectivity and awareness leading to the development of sub-regional response strategy.

It also seeks to sensitise the leadership of the Red Cross Movement in the Caribbean of the threats associated with the impacts of Climate Change in our communities and to examine how national societies could partner with government and non-state actors in the mounting of the most efficacious response to natural hazards that are weather associated.

Presentations will be made by Dr. Reynold Murray, Dr. David Farrell of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) and Inigo Barrena- Head of the Disaster and Crisis Unit.

Participants will be drawn from Government ministries, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), private sector organisations, and Medical Universities.

The Symposium will also be joined by Regional and International Presidents and Directors General of the National Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The Symposium will be held on July 13 at the conference room of the National Insurance Services (NIS) beginning at 8 am.

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