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Disaster And Emergency Part 5: Making It Real

Continuing his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the Caribbean Development Bank special conference, procurement coach and commentator Craig Brewin discusses the role of procurement in disaster and emergency situations and its state of readiness. He explains how the crisis has prompted better co-ordination and preparation, with procurement seen as a key contributor to the relief effort.

Disaster And Emergency Part 6: Lessons for the Procurement Profession

In his final part of his series on Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, Caribbean-based procurement coach and commentator Craig Brewin discusses the role of procurement and the lessons we can learn from the experiences of those sourcing in an emergency situation. In June this year at the special conference Cheryl Dixon of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) described procurement in emergency situations as “an area of specialism within the broader public procurement field.” Interestingly he notes that the procurement systems designed to work in one circumstance can equally fail in another.

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