A two day workshop which focused on Integrating Early Warnings systems in low-lying communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, wrapped up here today.
The National Emergency Management Organisation NEMO organized the forum, in collaboration with the UNDP of Barbados, the OECS Secretariat and the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection.
The sessions involved representatives from Grenada, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as CDEMA, CIMH, CTIC, the Red Cross and the National Disaster Offices of Anguilla, St. Kitts/Nevis and Antigua/Barbuda
The low lying communities, which are vulnerable to rapidly forming events, floods from both rainfall and from coastal hazards are being targeted for the development of an integrated Early Warning System (EWS).
This project is anticipated to improve awareness to natural hazards and the associated preparation and response protocols in 6 pilot communities
A field visit to Union Island – one of the selected communities, tomorrow, also forms part of the activities under the project.
The workshop was held the Haddon Hotel Conference Room.