THE ORGANISATION OF
AMERICAN STATES
GOVERNMENT OF ST. KITTS-NEVIS
NEVIS ISLAND ADMINISTRATION


OFFICIAL  LAUNCH

OF THE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT & MITIGATION PROJECT, NEVIS

9th June 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

Llewellyn Newton Disaster
Management Facility
Long Point, Nevis



LAUNCH PROGRAM

Musical Interlude        
Prayer        Pastor Jerry Languedoc     Adventist Disaster Relief Agency
Chairperson Remarks        Mr. Brian Dyer            Project Officer     Nevis Disaster Management Department
Overview of the Project     Mr. Lester Blackett     Director               Nevis Disaster Management Department
Remarks    Member of Project Planning Committee
Message    Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Remarks    Mr. Starret Greene    OAS representative for St. Kitts & Nevis
Address     Hon. Joseph Parry     Premier & Minister responsible for Disaster Management
Signing of Project Agreement        
Vote of Thanks



THE PROJECT WILL:

  • enable the Federal Government & the Nevis Island Administration to more accurately assess the impact of natural disasters on the economy
    and therefore the livelihood of its citizens, in addition to providing base line data and useful information for future events
  • regularize planning processes by providing standards, regulations and guidelines
  • provide training in a number of areas including total impact assessment (natural hazard, environmental and economic) and in planning
    development and control
  • provide information to the general public on all selected aspects relating to physical and economic planning and disaster management
  • provide equipment for use in various training programs and for use in disaster management situations
  • provide significantly enhanced Disaster Management plan, structure, policies and processes to the benefit of all stakeholders
  • ensure that mitigation planning is integrated into all essential aspects of the institutional framework resulting in risk reduction measures
  • develop additional mechanisms to prepare for and recover from disasters which affect the tourism infrastructure and product
  • develop school based disaster programmes accessible to students, creating greater awareness and education.

THANKS !

Organisation of American States, through its special multilateral fund of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (FEMCIDI), Government
of St. Kitts-Nevis, Nevis Island Administration, CDEMA, UNECLAC, National Emergency Management Agency, Premier’s Ministry, Ministry of Finance,
Physical Planning, Natural Resources & Environment, Economic Planning & Statistics, Ministry of Tourism, Planning & Sustainable Development (St.
Kitts), Management & Staff of Nevis Disaster Management Department, Legal Department.  Thanks also to Almond Dasent, Choice Radio, Public
Works & Police Department, TDC, LIME, Caribbean Cable Communications, Media houses, Alister Thompson, Carla Liburd, Carl Claxton,
Environmental Health, Agriculture.

THE MISSION STATEMENT

The "Nevis Disaster Management Department" (NDMD) will develop and implement a Comprehensive Disaster Management Plan for the present and
future, and shall develop its resources along with the public and private sector, to maximize efforts to prevent, prepare for, mitigate, respond to,
recover and restore from, the effects of disasters.
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