The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has indicated that the main objective of the training workshop will be to enhance the community’s capacity in hazard mitigation, specifically hazard-proofing of buildings and flood risk reduction measures aimed at increasing resilience to the risks posed by multiple hazards.
NEMA said the participants of the workshop will include householders from the community and persons employed in the construction sector in Half Way Tree and adjacent areas, such as, artisans and construction foremen.
The training is being hosted by NEMA, in collaboration with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), under the programme “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in OECS Countries”.
The 3-Day training workshop is to focus on COMMUNITY-BASED DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (CBDRR) methodology. It will be held 13th-15th March, 2012 at the Community Centre, Half Way Tree; the project’s pilot community.
The event will be inaugurated by Mr. Carl Herbert, National Disaster Coordinator, NEMA.