Robert Harewood


Senior Programme Officer Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency


Captain Robert Harewood is the substantive Deputy Director at the Barbados Department of Emergency Management and is presently on secondment to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in its Preparedness & Response Department.

His qualifications include a BSc in Sociology and Psychology from the UWI, an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester, and a Professional Diploma in Project Management from Cambridge University. During his career in Emergency Management, Robert has developed several national and regional emergency operational procedures and plans, facilitated training workshops and exercises (both nationally and regionally), and deployed as a member of the CDEMA Regional Response Mechanism to numerous crisis and disaster events within the region as part of the CARICOM Operational Support Team (COST) or the Rapid Needs Assessment Team (RNAT).


  • ISRM Caribbean Chapter - Strategic Risk Management and Business Continuity - 27th October 2021