Sunday, January 23, 2005 - The Office of the National Emergency
Management Organisation (NEMO) continues to collaborate with fellow disaster
offices in the region to have the Caribbean prepared for all contingencies.
During the last two weeks of January, the Director of NEMO in collaboration with
the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) will be conducting two training
workshops in Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA) for The National
Emergency Planning Organisation (NEPO) of Dominica and the National Emergency
Management Organisation [NEMO] of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
As with Saint Lucia's NEMO, these Secretariats are charged with ensuring that
the population is prepared for a disaster. The training will cover areas, such
as Teamwork, Data Gathering, Analyzing and Interpreting Needs, Establishing
Priorities and The Way Forward.
OFDA is the office within USAID responsible for providing non-food humanitarian
assistance in response to international crises and disasters.