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NEMO MINISTER ADDRESSES DISASTER ASSESSMENT & NEEDS ANALYSIS WORKSHOP

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Minister of National Emergency Management Hon Edmond Castro this morning addressed organizers, facilitators and participants at a one-day Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA) Workshop currently underway in Rural Belize District.

Hon Castro thanked them for their dedication and sacrifice for the safety of their communities and the nation. He said their role and mission are demanding, but it can also be very rewarding. “If you love people, your reward will come though the satisfaction you get from knowing that you are instrumental in helping them to put their lives back together after the impact of a disaster.”

The workshop is attended by public officers who are part of the district emergency committees, as well as village leaders and volunteers. It covers the various types of disaster assessment and analysis, such as Initial Situation Assessment, Initial Damage Assessment and Detail Sectoral Assessment. Main facilitator is Principal Hydrologist Tennielle Williams, who is Deputy Chair of the Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis Committee.

The DANA Workshop, organized by the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), is being conducted at the Belize District Rural NEMO Office in Sandhill Village.

 

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