NEMO Disaster Database Workshop

Director of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), Howie Prince says they have made significant progress in the country’s management of disasters over the years.

He made this statement this morning during the opening of a three-day National Disaster Database Training Workshop which focusses on Disaster Inventory Management System (DesInventar).

Mr. Prince said the latest major disaster affected the country during December of 2013 and it was noted that data collection and the streamlining of other disaster response programs were rather difficult.

He said this workshop is aimed at ensuring that all of the stakeholders in emergency management are aware of their duties and operate in harmony with each other.

Regional Liaison Officer for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Alexcia Cooke said this workshop is part of a larger project which is aimed at improving regional disaster management and data collection as countries plan to respond to disasters