Grenada Broadcasting Network

27th February 2024

  

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GRENADA IS AMONG SEVEN (7) CDEMA PARTICIPATING STATES SET TO BENEFIT FROM A FIVE-DAY REGIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP.

THE WORKSHOP, WHICH WRAPS UP ON FRIDAY, IS DEALING WITH POST-DISASTER NEEDS ASSESSMENT (PDNA) METHODOLOGY.

IT IS EXPECTED TO BUILD RESILIENCE AMONG THE PARTICIPATING STATES, AS IT WILL MAXIMIZE AND ACCELERATE EFFECTIVE RESPONSE AND RECOVERY.

THE INITIATIVE AIMS TO DEVELOP PROFESSIONALS WITH THE CAPACITY TO SUPPORT THE ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGE AND LOSS AND SECTORAL RECOVERY NEEDS IN THE WAKE OF A DISASTER.

THE PDNA METHODOLOGY TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED TO SENIOR ECONOMIC PLANNING AND SECTORAL REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SEVEN CDEMA PARTICIPATING STATES – ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, BELIZE, DOMINICA, GRENADA, JAMAICA, SAINT LUCIA, SAINT VINCENT, AND THE GRENADINES.

THIS INITIATIVE IS BEING EXECUTED BY THE CARIBBEAN DISASTER EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (CDEMA) WITH SUPPORT FROM THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP), THE EUROPEAN UNION THROUGH THE PARTICIP PROJECT, AND BY THE ENABLING GENDER-RESPONSIVE DISASTER RECOVERY, CLIMATE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE IN THE CARIBBEAN (ENGENDER) PROJECT.

IT IS FUNDED BY GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA AND FOREIGN COMMONWEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS TRAINING WORKSHOP IS TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO 40 PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING AND EXECUTING NEEDS ASSESSMENTS AND DESIGNING THEIR OWN RECOVERY FRAMEWORKS WITHIN THEIR COUNTRY.

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