NEMO organizes a national disaster preparedness assessment workshop


The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is hosting a National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA) workshop today, Monday 14e November 2022 at the NEMO conference room from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This workshop is organized in conjunction with the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), with funding from the United States Military Liaison Office (USMLO), Barbados and Eastern Caribbean.

The main objective of this workshop is to introduce participants to the National Disaster Preparedness Assessment (NDPBA) which is based on the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) model and uses a collaborative stakeholder-driven approach that incorporates national priorities and feedback from stakeholders.

The National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment includes a risk and vulnerability assessment to examine several components of risk, including exposure to hazards, vulnerability, adaptive capacity and existing disaster management capacities . The findings of this assessment are then contextualized through the lens of the Pacific Disaster Center’s unique disaster management analysis to identify disaster management capacity gaps and opportunities in the context of the identified risks.

The end result will be to provide disaster management recommendations designed to increase resilience and reduce disaster risk. The findings of this analysis will be compiled into a five-year disaster risk reduction (DRR) plan for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, proposing practical measures to be taken in line with the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national program of work. Pomegranates.