Representatives from 14 of the 17 Districts which form a critical part of the Disaster Management Structure in Grenada met with new National Disaster Coordinator Dr Terence Walters on Monday, 31 October at NaDMA’s Conference room.
The positive show of support by way of attendance at the meeting on Monday was an encouraging sign on the overall growth of volunteers in the Disaster Management process.
The inaugural meeting with the new head was convened with the aim to obtain a general understanding of the status of the districts and the teams, and to chart the way forward for the effective management of the districts.
Underscoring the importance of the teams as immediate first responders, Dr Walters thanked the members for their invaluable service of patriotism to the people of Grenada. Dr Walters made a call for others to become volunteers with the Agency and be of service to the country through disaster management.
The coordinators were encouraged to aim toward greater involvement in community activities and to develop and update district plans, all aimed at building resilience.
Sharing thoughts on their first engagements, coordinators spoke to a renewed sense of hope and confidence in the new management to be able to bring structural and timely reforms to the disaster management process in Grenada.
NaDMA, the official source for all disaster-related information in Grenada.