Andria Grosvenor is a humanitarian, with a passion for helping people manage disaster risks, to which she has devoted herself for twenty-five years.
Currently working with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) as the Deputy Executive Director (ag), her endeavours over the last few years have been more strategic than operational, focusing on strategic and corporate planning, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation. Ms. Grosvenor has also been the focal point for reporting on the regional achievement of results within the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy which contributes to the Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.
She was also the main facilitator for the consultation leading to the development of the document on Building a Pathway for Caribbean Resilience
In her current portfolio as Acting DED, she leads the Technical Programme Management Division (TPMD) with responsibility for the strategic and technical leadership of the Agency's Integrated Disaster Risk Management (DRM) programme which spans Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Disaster Risk Reduction, Education, Research and Training. Amongst key programming areas being advanced, is the institutionalisation of the CDM Blueprint which includes development of model policies and programmes that will seek to integrate CDM into national level policies, strategies, legislation and country work programmes, and supporting countries' progress in moving forward these agendas.
Mrs. Grosvenor's experience also covers response support to countries dating back to the Montserrat Volcanic Eruption (1995-1997). Over the years she has provided post impact programming support to British Virgin Islands and Dominica, after the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria 2017 and on the ground responses in Bahamas for Hurricane Irene (2011), Haiti earthquake (2010), Turks and Caicos Islands Hurricane Ike (2008), Guyana Floods (2007), Grenada Hurricane Ivan (2004) and Montserrat Volcanic Eruption.
Andria possesses a B.A. Geography, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation and certified training in Business Continuity Planning. She has researched, written and contributed to several publications, documents and policy papers as well as presented in various disaster risk management fora.