The Public Should Become More Involved In Disaster Risk Reduction

An appeal has been made for persons throughout the country to become actively involved in Disaster Risk Reduction and Shelter management programs to assist in times of disasters.

This appeal was made by Chief Education Officer, Lou-anne Gilchrist during the opening of a two-day Child-Focused and Gender Sensitive Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Workshop, earlier this week.

This workshop is being conducted by the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Office for the Eastern Caribbean Area.

Miss Gilchrist said disaster management is everybody’s business and she also appealed to Shelter managers to ensure that they have active committees to run these centers.