The National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO, is collaborating with a number of regional and international organizations to host a two-day workshop as part of the Community Alerts Project.
A release from NEMO says the workshop is being held in collaboration n collaboration with UNDP Barbados and the OECS and the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DIPECHO)
NEMO, UNDP Barbados and the OECS are implementing a Community Alerts Project through funding from DIPECHO, to enhance community resilience and demonstrate a coherent approach to emergency alerting.
The project is being implemented in the communities of Kingstown, Owia and Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and communities in Grenada and Dominica.
The Objectives of the project include:
•Improving awareness to natural hazards and the associated preparation and response protocols in pilot communities;
•Demonstrating the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) as a process to improve community alerting with a view to wider application within the pilot countries and other Caribbean states.
The workshop is taking place at NEMO’S Conference Room, Old Montrose, and begins at 9:00am each day.