Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – As we begin to reflect on 2022, here is a look at some of the milestones achieved by the Targeted Support to CDEMA Project.

Exercise “REGIONRAP” is the functional component of CDEMA’s Exercise SYNERGY. It is an annual exercise conducted to test the procedures, plans and network of National Disaster Organizations across the CDEMA Participating States in accordance with the existing Regional Telecommunications and Coordination Plans.

This year’s exercise was successfully conducted on September 16 and assessed Radio, Digital and Satellite communications between CDEMA, National Disaster Offices, the RSS and International Militaries, Partners and Amateur Radio and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operators.

There were 45 participants from 15 of the 19 CDEMA Participating States along with participants from the RSS and the Canadian Armed Forces. Various apps and modes inclusive of Echo Link, Zello, Zoom, WhatsApp, Email, Winlink, ALE, Selcall, HF, VHF and Satellite Phones.