CDEMA hosts Model National Recovery Framework Workshop for Guyana

Participants at the workshop (Photo via DPI)

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), in collaboration with the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), yesterday conducted a Workshop to update the Model National Recovery Framework (MNRF) for Guyana.

The virtual workshop, led by independent Consultants, saw representatives from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Ministry of Agriculture, Guyana Livestock Development Authority, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Commerce and members of the media.

The MNRF is a comprehensive tool that allows the state to operate efficiently through response and recovery of a disaster or hazard. A few Member States of CARICOM have utilised this asset during their time of need and have had favourable results. The framework also highlights shortcomings and gaps and provides alternatives and solutions to allow the country to better handle recovery on a large scale. Caribbean Islands such as St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a recent and prime example.

Director General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, delivered the opening remarks while indicating that he was elated to be involved in the updating of such an important framework. “I’m happy that we are able to update the MNRF for Guyana so that we can ultimately adopt and adapt it.” The Director General also thanked the participants of the workshop saying that he is confident in the strides being made at this juncture.

Read more at: Department of Public Information

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