Activities Announced for Disaster Reduction Day

This year, IDDR will be observed by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), on Friday 12th October, 2012, under the theme, “Women and Girls – the (in)Visible Force of Resilience”.

The Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) in conjunction with the Premier’s Ministry and other stakeholders will celebrate the importance of Women and Girls as the pillars of resilience within our communities.

A variety concert at the Shiloh Baptist Church will be staged on Thursday 4th October, 2012, at 6:30pm while a panel discussion will be facilitated on 8th October from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on Choice FM.

A March Past from the Cultural Center to Memorial Square will be held on Friday 12th October 2012 at 3:30pm. Free StepUP for Disaster Risk Reduction T-shirts will be provided to the marchers from public and private sectors.

All women are encouraged to wear the StepUp for Disaster Risk Reduction T-shirts on Friday 12th October to commemorate the IDDR 2012.

IDDR is the most widely celebrated global day for raising awareness about what we can all do to reduce our risk to disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, droughts, fires, and tsunamis.

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