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Participants receive certificate after completing high-level risk disaster management training |13 August 2022

Participants receive certificate after completing high-level risk disaster management training

Key risk disaster management officials from different ministries, departments and agencies, decision-makers who have been following a week-long training, yesterday received their certificate.

The aim of the World Bank (WB) technical training was to enhance emergency coordination at ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) level for effective early warnings and actions.

One of the two WB consultants who led the training, Paul Hayden, noted that it is the start of a process and it is not the end.

“Some of the MDAs have developed a new appreciation for risk disaster and emergency management and they have put much energy into the sessions,” he said.

The other WB consultant who led the training was Darmen Ellayah.

The director general of the Disaster Risk Management Division (DRMD), Robert Ernesta, stated that the training sessions started with raising more awareness of the country’s disaster risk reduction and management.

Mr Ernesta said he believes the group can do much more, in the sense that they have the required passion, commitment and drive to bring the process forward.

“We have also clarified a lot of doubts when it comes to disaster risk management and its roles within the National Integrated Emergency Management Plan,” said Mr Ernesta.

The training sessions organised comprised two components; one component was to train specialist support staff who will be the dedicated disaster risk management focal persons from key MDAs to support decision-makers for better coordination. The second component was to build the capacity of key decision-makers within MDAs to better understand their roles and how they can better support disaster response and recovery operations.

Following the certificate presentation, Mr Ernesta presented a coco de mer nut as a token of appreciation to each of the two WB consultants who led the training sessions.

The accompanying photos show some of the participants receiving their certificate.

 

Marla Simeon

Photos: Kurtrine Albert

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