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BVI BUSINESSES TO BENEFIT FROM FREE DISASTER RECOVERY WORKSHOP

BVI BUSINESSES TO BENEFIT FROM FREE DISASTER RECOVERY WORKSHOP

August 12, 2015985Views

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is
partnering with the
Caribbean
Central American Action (CCAA) to facilitate a Disaster Recovery Workshop for
members of the business community in the British Virgin Islands.

The workshop will be held on Thursday,
September 3, and is the second in the Disaster
Management Workshop series spearheaded by the CCAA under the theme: “Ensuring a Resilient Economy Through
Partnership in Disaster Recovery”.

The workshop
agenda will feature leaders from the public and private sector, and will be
structured around presentations and collaborative discussions geared towards
supporting existing public-private collaboration in disaster recovery, and
providing information on new tools and strategies that foster this
collaboration.
The event
will also include the signing of an inter-organisational Statement of Purpose
to provide ongoing collaboration and support.

Other
agencies integrally involved in the workshop are
the BVI
Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA), the Rotary Clubs of the
British Virgin Islands and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College
, together with
longstanding series partner, Tropical
Shipping.

Executive Director of CCAA, Ms. Sally
Yearwood commented on the importance of ongoing engagement. “As a region, we
are acutely aware of the vulnerability of our environments and economies to
natural and man-made disasters. Sharing knowledge and experience is an
essential part of the preparation, mitigation, and recovery process.”

Deputy Director of the Department of
Disaster Management, Ms. Evangeline Inniss underscored the importance of the
workshop for the BVI business community saying, “We are delighted to collaborate
with the CCAA, Tropical Shipping and our local partners to bring this very
important topic to the business community. As part of the DDM’s comprehensive
approach to disaster management, we are engaging all sectors and this workshop
serves to further that initiative.”

The Disaster Recovery Workshop will be
held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Maria’s by the Sea. It is open to all
businesses and there is no registration fee. Interested persons can contact the
following: Sally Yearwood (syearwood@c-caa.org) at CCAA, Leroy Moses
(lmoses@tropical.com) at Tropical Shipping, or Sharleen DaBreo at
(sdabreo@surfbvi.com) at the Department of Disaster Management.

The Disaster Management Workshop Series has been a flagship programme
of CCAA for the past decade. It creates a forum where government and the
private sector, along with disaster resilience professionals can discuss the
importance of partnerships in the recovery planning process and support the
incorporation of disaster planning into daily operations.