Minister of National Emergency Management Hon Edmond Castro delivered the keynote address at Official Opening Ceremonies for the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Jump-Start Workshop, which started yesterday, August 13, at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City.
In his address, Hon Castro emphasized the importance of providing timely and accurate information to our people, particularly those who are most vulnerable to the effects of disasters. He thanked everyone attending the workshop, including those from government departments, non-government agencies and the media, saying they all have a key role to play in disaster management and risk reduction.
The CAP Jump-Start Workshop serves as an introduction to participants of what exactly CAP entails. It also provides a forum for different stakeholders and organizations in the country to discuss the desirability and manner of possible implementation of the CAP standard in Belize and to discuss in particular what organization, Ministry, Department, is responsible for issuing alerts for different hazards.The two-day workshop concludes later today, August 14, 2018.