Caribbean Emergency Legislation Project (CELP)
Regional Workshop
Bay Gardens Beach Resort
Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia
May 21, 2010
Opening Remarks
  • Anne Marie Blackman, OAS- Representative in Saint Lucia
  • Cletus Springer, OAS-DSD Director
  • Cosmos Richardson, Permanent Secretary - Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, and
  • Deputy Chairman of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of Saint Lucia
Overview of Key Issues in Disaster Legislation and the Caribbean Emergency Legislation Project
  • Claudia de Windt, Senior Legal Specialist, Environmental Law, Policy and Good Governance Section, OAS-DSD
State of Emergency, Budget Appropriation, Execution and Accountability: Key Challenges in Caribbean Legal and Institutional Frameworks
  • Judy Daniel , President, Environmental Advisors Inc., OAS-DSD Consultant
Report of Working Group sessions in National Workshops Stakeholder experiences
  • Danielle Skeete , Technical Coordinator, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency)
  • Ekhosuehi Iyahen , Supervisor, Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility, Caribbean Risk
  • Managers Limited
  • Isabelle Granger , IDRL Coordinator, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Guided Discussion on National Experiences
  • Introduced and Chaired by Cosmos Richardson, Permanent Secretary - Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Deputy Chair of NEMO
Comparative analysis of International Legal and Institutional Frameworks
  • Tomme Young , OAS-DSD Consultant, Disaster Emergency Law International Experiences and Examples
Best practices and recommendations identified for improved legal-institutional frameworks
  • Sasha Watson , Partner, WatsonWebley Advisors and Consultants Limited (Jamaica), OAS-DSD Consultant
  • Dawn French, Director, NEMO