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Executive Director at Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce, and Network of Chambers of Commerce (trade, commerce and industry)

Lizra Fabien is Executive Director of Dominica's Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC), the leading private sector representative body in Dominica with membership across various sectors and industries. Lizra also serves as Immediate Past Chairperson of the Network of Caribbean Chambers of Commerce (CARICHAM).  This collaborative newly launched network in April 2019 brings together 21 Chambers of Commerce across the Caribbean region.  Both DAIC & CARICHAM have adopted Disaster Risk Reduction as a key pillar to action the mitigation of disaster risk. Being an avid advocator of Disaster Risk Reduction in for the Private Sector, Ms. Fabien leads the Disaster Risk Reduction Pillar for CARICHAM and was recently appointed as a member of the global ARISE Board.

Disaster risk reduction activities

DRR activities: Lizra Fabien led the Chamber to be the first English speaking Caribbean country to launch the ARISE Network. Based on efforts to enhance DRR and resilience in Dominica, they hosted a Business Recovery Expo following one of the most devastating hurricanes in the region. She also led the Chamber to host a Sustainability Symposium with focus on building on the competencies established from the previous initiatives of the Chamber. This has been a central part of the Chamber’s thrust to support the Government in establishing Dominica as leader in resiliency.

Additionally, Lizra Fabien has supported CARICHAM Chambers who sought assistance in enhancing their DRR plans. Through CARICHAM, she has also supported enhanced collaboration and information sharing with regional partners.