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Training & Capacity Building

CADRIM aims to ensure that Red Cross Societies within the Region are well-equipped with the technical knowledge and skills to operate effectively within the Regional context. Training Sessions are operational on a year-round basis and are an integral part of ensuring adequate preparation of the work of the staff and volunteers of the Caribbean Red Cross Societies within communities. CADRIM coordinates training sessions for National Societies of the Red Cross in the Caribbean on various topics. Training Sessions are conducted via face-to-face, online and blended sessions. 

If your National Society, IFRC Unit or organisation is interested in organising a Training Session: 

Please consult the list below to find out more about our Training & Capacity Building Activities.​


Use your mouse to hover over each to view descriptions of each training activity.

Community  Engagement

& Accountability (CEA)


Community engagement and accountability (CEA) is an approach to Red Cross Red Crescent programming and operations. It is supported by a set of activities that help put communities at the centre of what we do, by integrating communication and participation throughout the programme cycle or operation.

    Enhanced Community-based Health & Firsts Aid (eCBHFA)


    Enhanced Community-based Health & First Aid is Red Cross and Red Crescent’s flagship community health programme. eCBHFA helps to build a sense of community and identify existing problems that can affect people’s health.

      Enhanced Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (eVCA)


      The Enhanced Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) uses various participatory tools to gauge people’s exposure to and capacity to resist natural hazards. It is an integral part of disaster preparedness and contributes to the creation of community-based disaster preparedness programmes at the rural and urban grass-roots level.

        Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

        Mobile Data Collection 


        National Intervention Teams (NITs)


        Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Trainings equips National Societies with the skills to collect information in the field, analyse it and share it with other actors, to monitor changes and progress more effectively and improve their response to outbreaks and disasters.


          Mobile Data Collection Training provides National Societies with the skills required to collect data with the use of mobile data collection software that is specially designed for humanitarian environments.


            National Intervention Team (NITs) Training offers in-depth information about the key areas of disaster preparedness and response. It covers logistics, the restoration of family links (tracing and messaging), damage assessment and evaluation, procurement, shelter management, and distribution. The NIT training is a mandatory component for any volunteer who wishes to join the Regional Intervention Team (RIT).

              Public Health in Emergencies

              Public Health 

              Public Health in Emergencies Training involves addressing the immediate needs among the most affected and vulnerable by filling a temporary gap or overload in the health care system caused by the disaster, complementary to the government and other agencies' capacity.

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