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St. Kitts/Nevis Engenders CDM Safe Communities a Standard Community Resilience Framework Implemented

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 5th, 2017 (NEMA) – Saint Kitts-Nevis National Disaster Management Offices (NEMA/NDMD) embarked on a re-structuring of its Community Volunteer Programme back in 2014. This process followed much reflection and evaluation of the then existing system and its ability to meet the demands of the changing environment that is also being impacted by climate related risks. In a consultation, Ms. Donna Pierre, Disaster Risk Management Specialist from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU) met with staff of both offices as well as district volunteers from St. Kitts at the NEMA Headquarters. The meetings took place from April 25th – 27th, 2017.

Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to inform Federation’s Tsunami Readiness, to be developed

Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 14th, 2014 (NEMA) - An exercise to determine protocols related to Tsunami Readiness and Response is being planned for 17th and 18th, at NEMA Headquarters, Lime Kiln; and 19th and 20th, February, 2014, at the Nevis Disaster Management Agency, on Nevis.