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NEMO MINISTER ENCOURAGES EXCELLENCE & SPIRIT OF UNITY IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT

When he addressed organizers, participants and presenters at last week’s Disaster Management Training Workshop, Minister of National Emergency Management Hon Edmond Castro reminded them that under his watch he wants NEMO to be the best managed organization of its kind in the region and hemisphere:

“Training like this is vital, very important and I’d like to thank each and every one of you here today representing the different stakeholders…to come and learn and see how we can manage this organization and make it the ideal NEMO organization that we could possibly experience in our lifetime. And we would like to set an example for those to come after us, that they will be able to continue in the good spirit of unity across all cross sections and organizations that we have here today,” the Minister remarked.

The Training Workshop was conducted at Dream Valley Resort in Teakettle, Cayo District through partnership between NEMO and the United Nations Emergency Task Team (UNETT). It ran for three days, from July 24 – 26.

Day Two of Disaster Management Training through NEMO/United Nations Partnership

Currently underway at Dream Valley Resort in Teakettle, Cayo District is day two of a three-day training workshop conducted by NEMO and the United Nations’ Emergency Task Team.Attended by NEMO National & District Committee members and other stakeholders, it covers gender equality in the context of Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change adaption in the execution of Emergency Management duties, Emergency Care for the vulnerable in times of disaster, and Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA) aimed at improving capacity in providing sector reports as part and parcel of the national report to meet international standard.

A key presenter is Tisa Grant, Liaison Officer for United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) Caribbean. Minister of National Emergency Management Hon Edmond Castro will address participants, organizers and presenters this afternoon.

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NEMO Conducts Training in Partnership with United Nation’s Emergency Task Team

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), in partnership with the United Nations’ Emergency Task Team (UNETT) in Belize, is conducting a three-day training covering various aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Management from today, Tuesday, July 24 to Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Dream Valley Belize in Teakettle Village, Cayo District.

Areas covered in the first two days (today and tomorrow) include the basics of gender equality in the context of Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change adaption in the execution of Emergency Management duties, Emergency Care for the vulnerable in times of disaster. On Thursday, the training will focus on Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA) aimed at improving capacity in providing sector reports as part and parcel of the national report to meet international standard.The training is being attended by members of NEMO’s National and District Committees, and by other relevant stakeholders.

 

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Commendation of Officers (Corozal District)

NEMO Equipment Assists in Efforts to Restore Water Supply to Mahogany Heights

NEMO equipment is currently assisting in efforts to restore water supply to the village of Mahogany Heights in the Belize District.

The works began this morning as a backhoe from NEMO is assisting the Village Council and Water Board as they carry out urgent repairs to the water lines which have been experiencing substantial leaks resulting in inadequate water supply for over 250 households. The situation became critical about a week ago as the leaks got worse, leaving the village virtually without water.

In this context, the Ministry of National Emergency Management and NEMO are happy to be a part of the collaborative effort, in conjunction with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, and Area Representative Hon Beverly Williams, to restore normalcy to the lives of the villagers of Mahogany Heights.

 

 

 

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