CDEMA team arrives in Guyana ahead of flood assessment works

The tam arrived in Guyana on Thursday 17 June 2021 (Photo via CDEMA)

(Department of Public Information Press Release) Officials from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Regional Security System (RSS) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) arrived in Guyana on Thursday, and held a meeting with the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) ahead of the commencement of works for the “Detailed Damage Sector Assessment” (DDSA) on Guyana’s flooding situation. 

Present at the meeting, from the CDC, were Director General, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig; Preparedness and Response Manager, Major Salim October, Senior Preparedness Officer, Captain Lakshman Persaud, Mitigation and Recovery Manager (acting), Ms. Alana Walters and Logistics Manager, Captain Michael Andrews. 

The teams in an early session (Photo via DPI)

The CDEMA team was led by Programme Manager, Joanne Persad, and also included Programme Manager Rasheed Pinder, RSS Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Officer, Keisha Linton and PAHO Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Adviser, Adrianus Vlugman. 

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