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Reviewing & refreshing disaster management – NEMO village leaders conferences Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 September 2017 00:00

Halfway through the hurricane season and heading into what is normally the most active portion of it, Belize’s National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) continues to review and refresh its Emergency Management Plan and the roles and responsibilities of its coordinators, committees and volunteers countrywide in preparation for the eventuality of storms and flooding events. In line with this objective, three Village Leaders Conferences were recently conducted in the Toledo District.

The most recent Village Leaders Conference was held at Corazon Creek High School and was attended by Chairpersons and Alcaldes from Santa Teresa, Mabil Ha; San Lucas, Corazón, Otoxha, Conejo Creek and Corazon Creek.

The other two conferences were conducted earlier, the first at Julian Cho Technical High School, which was attended by Chairpersons and Alcaldes from Pueblo Viejo, Santa Cruz, Santa Elena, San Antonio, Crique Jute, Na Luum Ca, San Jose, Mafredi, Blue Creek, Medina Bank and Silver Creek. The second conference was held at Toledo Community College in Punta Gorda and was attended by Chairpersons and Alcaldes from the villages of Aguacate, Jordan, Indian Creek, Big Falls, Hicatee, Dump, Eldridge, Cattle Landing, San Benito Poite and Punta Negra.

During the Village Leaders Conferences, there were discussions on emergency management plans and disaster risk reduction strategies, practices and procedures utilized to effectively coordinate operations before, during and after various disasters at the village level.

The conferences were chaired by NEMO Regional Coordinator Keith Emmanuel and Toledo District Coordinator Kenton Parham.