One Day Symposium on Bio-Security Issues in the Caribbean, August 2nd, 2018
The 2017 swathe of devastating hurricanes both underscore and serve as forerunners of other menacing vulnerabilities for Caribbean states. These vulnerabilities encompass geographical degradation, such as coastal erosion, heightened health challenges such as bacterial threats and temperature related health concerns, exacerbated socio-economic conditions of poverty due to massive dislocation, loss of livelihoods, and human and material resources.  It is urgent that we address how these vulnerabilities create both geo-political and bio-security concerns for the Caribbean. The University of the West Indies is at the forefront of the search for solutions for Caribbean Challenges. The Cave Hill Campus pays close attention to new threats. On August 16th, 2015 we mounted the first regional one day symposium to examine and devise a management policy for the massive influx of the Sargassum Seaweed. By 2016, the Cave Hill Campus distributed to CARICOM governments, the Sargassum Management Brief.

On August 2nd, 2018, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus will examine the implications of these global health challenges . The One Day Symposium will focus on mapping and managing how these vulnerabilities and threats arising from climate induced changes can present in the region as bio-security concerns.


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