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Liberia hosts Eleventh Consultation Meeting on West Africa Disaster Management

Nester Rennie/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
West Africa Preparedness Initiative
West Africa Preparedness Initiative

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Eleventh Consultation Meeting of the Regional Committee Disaster Management in West Africa is expected to convene in Monrovia Wednesday July 5.

The three day event is aimed at improving preparedness related to disasters in the sub-region.

A Liberia Disaster Management Agency release said the forum also seeks to strengthen the capacities of government to respond effectively.
According to the release, the meeting will focus on a series of topics, including the revision of the Plan of Action of the ECOWAS Humanitarian policy.

Other topics are the Regional Climate Outlook Overview and Humanitarian Partner’s and ECOWAS Disaster Management Agency Model.
Experts are expected to share various tools available for emergency preparedness, response and coordination.

The three day consultation is supported by the ECOWAS, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for West and Central Africa and the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) of Liberia.

 


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