2010 - 2012 ACTIVITIES
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2011  ACTIVITIES (COMPLETED)

ACTIVITIES :  JANUARY 2011

17 - 19th Jan : Safety workshop with Public Works Department personnel - by Brian Dyer - Projects Officer NDMD
24th : Development and Implementation of the CDEMA Sub-Regional Focal Point (SRFP) Annual Audit Instrument- Inception Report
25th -27th : Sub- Regional Training of Facilitators’ Workshops on the Model Community-based Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Programme -
Workshop 1 (Trinidad and Tobago)
CDEMA Information Communication & Technology Project
Continued Public Awareness and Education program
More activities to be added

ACTIVITIES :  FEBRUARY

3rd - 4th : Earthquake Readiness Capacity Building Workshop, NEMA Headquarters, St. Kitts
6th - 11th : Geography/Social Studies - Week of Activities - GHS - Theme: Natural Disasters
8th : Public consultations on the Nevis Geothermal Project next week - Charlestown Methodist Church at 7 pm
10th : Geography/Social Studies - Week of Activities - GHS - Theme: Natural Disasters
(Visit to Disaster Management Office at 9 am)
14th : Open Skies Meeting, St. Kitts
15th : Meeting with Planning rep on OAS Project
16th : Hospital Medical Exercise at St. James Raceway 3-4 pm - as Observers
17th : Public Service Draft Act Meeting at Red Cross
23rd : Earthquake Readiness-SKN Contingency Plan (Draft)
23rd : Disaster Awareness for Guyanese Association
25th : Pilot DRM Project Nomination Deadline
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  MARCH

2nd - 3rd : Enhancing Resilence to reduce Vulnerability in the Caribean Project UNDP, Barbados
8th - 9th : St. Kitts-Nevis Government to Host Climate Change Conference
10th : Hospital ICU course Presentation
21st - 23rd : School Safety Workshop - component of the OAS Disaster Management Project - part of the Disaster Awareness & Education
24th : Shelter Policy Review, NEMA, St. Kitts
25th : School Safety Workshop, St. Kitts - Joint consultation
24th - 25th : Display at the Agriculture 17th Annual Open Day - CSS Grounds
28th - 29th : Pilot DRM Project, Anguilla
(re-scheduled)
CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  APRIL

11th - 12th : Pilot Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Project, Anguilla
12th : Draft National Energy Policy at Pinneys Beach
13th - 15th : International Health Regulations Workshop at NDMD
25th April - 13th May : Enhancing Resilience to Reduce Vulnerability in the Caribbean Project
CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  MAY

2nd - 6th : Disaster Risk Management Leadership and Strategic Planning Training Course, BVI
11th : Official Opening Ceremony of the Nevis Water Supply Enhancement Project
25th April - 13th May : Enhancing Resilience to Reduce Vulnerability in the Caribbean Project, Italy
17th : Presentation by UWI Expert at Red Cross building at 10:30 am - Focus Earthquakes
17th : Earthquake presentation & discussion in 2 High Schools (CSS 2:00 - 2:30 pm & GSS 2:45 - 3:15 pm)
17th : Special "Disaster & U" Choice 105.3 FM radio program on earthquakes - 4pm
23rd - 27th : Disaster Risk Management Leadership and Strategic Planning Training Course, BVI
26th : St. Kitts - Nevis National Disaster Mitigation Council, St. Kitts  - 9 am
30th May - 5th June :
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WEEK OF ACTIVITIES - DETAILS SHORTLY

ACTIVITIES :  JUNE

30th May - 5th June : DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WEEK OF ACTIVITIES - Details available on Home Page
2nd : Disaster Management meeting for all sectors inc. Ministries, Departments, NGO's
3rd : Disaster Preparedness Display at the War Memorial Square in Charlestown from 9 am to 4 pm
4th & 5th : Church Services at the start of the Hurricane Season
6th - 10th : NEW Nevis Disaster Plan - part of the OAS funded Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation Project plus Disaster Plans for Tourism Sector
14th : Climate Change Project Meeting at Pinneys Beach Hotel aimed at “Reduce Risks to Human and Natural Assets Resulting from Climate Variability”
14th : Caribbean Information & Communication Technology (ICT) roadshow presentation on "ICT in Disaster Management"  at Marriott Hotel, St. Kitts
15th : "Region Rap" - A Telecommunications Exercise for the Caribbean Region: 10:30 - 14:30
Continued Public Awareness and Education progra

ACTIVITIES :  JULY

Shelter Inspections for all Shelters including proposed new shelters
Mitigation Council Meeting at NEMA, St Kitts
CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
Disaster Management Plan Reviews
OAS funded Project "Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation, Nevis" - Drafting of "New" Nevis Disaster Management Plan
First Aid Workshop
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  AUGUST

CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
Disaster Management Plan Reviews
OAS funded Project "Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation, Nevis" - Drafting of "New" Nevis Disaster Management Plan
Flood Management Plan Workshop with Weather Information & Notification
Disaster Management meetings for Committee Heads & District Chairpersons
Shelters & Shelter Management Workshop
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  SEPTEMBER

31 Aug - 1 Sept: Community Disaster Response Team Training at NDMD (coordinated by Red Cross)
5th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
6th : NIA Consultation on the Economy at 4 Seasons (9am - 5pm)
7th : Nevis Disaster Management Committee meeting on the approach of Tropical Storm Maria.
28th : Agriculture Department Workshop on Pesticides at NDMD
29th : School Safety meeting - Planning for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October 2011
30th : Ministry of Health Meeting on Health Statistics at NDMD
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  OCTOBER

3rd : Seismic Research Center technicians from TT visit Nevis to carry out maintenance work on the 3 seismic stations
3rd : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm (focus on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 Oct 2011)
13th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm (focus on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 Oct 2011)
13th : International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October 2011 (Plans available at www.nevisdm.com)
13th : Panel Discussion on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction at Nevis Credit Union building at Chapel Street, Charlestown at 7:30 pm
Panelists: Laurence Richards (Ministry/Department of Education), Nicole Slack-Liburd (Ministry of Health), Abdul Karim Ahmed (Community
Cohesion Foundation), Roxanne Brookes (Red Cross), Jerry Lanquedoc (ADRA - 7th Day Adventist Church), Lester Blackett (NDMD)
14th : Presentation on Earthquake & Volcano at Joycelyn Liburd Primary School
17th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm: Panel Discussion on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
24th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: 5-6 pm featuring an Interview with Dr. Joan Latchman - UWI Seismic Research Center
26th : Earthquake Drills at Gingerland High School at 1 pm (to be taped for Video production)
31st : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm
OAS funded Project "Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation, Nevis" - Drafting of "New" Nevis Disaster Management Plan
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  NOVEMBER

2nd : International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 Workshop at NEMA St. Kitts
7th - 9th : Health Vector Control Workshop at NDMD
15th : Post Office Incident Review Meeting at NEMA
17th : School Safety teachers meeting at NDMD
25th : UNICEF Workshop at NEMA - Children and Climate Change: Action for Prevention, Mitigation and Response to Fulfil the Rights of Children
to Education in Emergencies.
27th : Ground Breaking Ceremony - 7th Day Adventist (ADRA) Disaster Relief/Warehouse Building - 2pm at New River, St. James, Nevis
28th : OAS Project stakeholders meeting in St. Kitts - re. "Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation, Nevis"
30th : Official end of the Hurricane Season (last day)
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

PLANNED ACTIVITIES :  DECEMBER

5th : School Safety teachers meeting at NDMD
5th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm (ADRA Warehouse Project)
5th - 9th Dec : Sixth Caribbean - CDEMA Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management in Trinidad - THEME: "Reflection, Introspection, Moving
Forward - this conference aims to promote good practice, share ongoing research & chart the way forward for the advancement of CDM in the Caribbean"
12th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm (Focus on Earthquake events in the Leewards Area with Dr.
Joan Latchman, Seismologist & acting Director of the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center located in Trinidad.)
12th : Open Skies Agreement official Signing Ceremony, St. Kitts
13th : Fire Drill at Four Seasons Hotel
14th : Environmental Committee meeting at the Ministry Conference room
15th : Consultation held by Planning Department in St. Kitts addressing sustainable Development (9 am - 1 pm)
19th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mon 5-6 pm (CDEMA Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management)
20th : Earthquake Discussion on upsurge on recent quakes to advance Recommendations - all major stakeholders ( 9am - 12 noon) at NDMD
Continued Public Awareness and Education program
2010  ACTIVITIES (COMPLETED)

ACTIVITIES :  JANUARY 2010

4th : Meeting: OAS Project development on "Disaster Mitigation & Management"
15th : Haitian Relief Committee Meeting at NDMD at 10 am
15th : Radio programs on Choice FM & VON Radio on Haitian Relief Plans at 5 pm & 5:30 pm
18th : CDEMA Information Communication & Technology Project Meeting at NDMD at 10 am:
18th : OAS Disaster Mitigation & Management Project Meeting at NDMD at 2 pm:
18th : Disaster & U - Choice 105.3 FM at 5pm: Topic: Haiti Earthquake Disaster
18th : Haitian Relief - Benefit Concert Sub Committee Meeting
22nd : Haitian Relief - Benefit Concert Sub Committee Meeting
28th : Grand Variety Haiti Benefit Concert, Cultural Complex at 7:30 pm
Haitian Relief Committee Meetings
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  FEBRUARY 2010

1st : Disaster & U - Choice 105.3 FM at 5pm: Topic: Haiti Earthquake Disaster: Guests: Gary Colt, Stephen Walwyn, Jerry Lanquedoc ADRA
16th : Planning meeting for proposed St. Kitts - Nevis Disaster Exercise
OAS Disaster Mitigation & Management Project proposal finalisation meetings
Planning for Open House Week at NDMD in March for Primary Schools (5th grade)
Review meeting on Policy documents on Mass Crowd Events
CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: "DISASTER & U": Mondays 5-6 pm
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  MARCH 2010

4th - 6th: Crisis Management Table top Exercise involving multiple stakeholders with Regional & International players at NEMA, St. Kitts
8th - 12th : Open House at NDMD (postponed)
Draft Response Plans for other Hazards (Earthquakes, Oil Spills, Major Vehicle & Fire Incidents)
Disaster Exercises with Fire & Rescue Services
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  APRIL 2010

15th : Tropical Shipping sponsored Disaster Workshop at Marriot Resort Hotel, St. Kitts - Theme: “Building a Culture of Preparedness.”  
27th : OAS Project Coordination & Planning meeting in St. Kitts - updating of Disaster Management/Mitigation Project for Nevis.
28th : OAS Projects meeting in Nevis with OAS Representative, Starrett Greene, for the period 2011 - 2012
CDEMA Information Communication & Technology Project
Shelter Inspections by PWD
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES : MAY 2010

10th : OAS Project Planning meeting (Disaster Management Project, Nevis) at NDMD with Project partners (Economic & Physical Planning & Tourism)
14th : OAS Project Planning meeting (Disaster Management Project, Nevis) at NDMD with Project partners (Economic & Physical Planning & Tourism)
18th - 20th : Harmonized Work Programme (SKN Workshop) at Llewellyn Newton Disaster Management Facility, Long Point, Nevis
28th : Meeting with Red Cross personnel on Community Based Disaster Response Teams Project
31st : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  JUNE 2010

1st : Nevis Christian Council Church Service asking God's help for the 2010 Hurricane Season at Gingerland Anglican Church,
Hanley's Road, Gingerland
1st - 3rd: Health Disaster Coordinator's Meeting, Marriots Hotel, Frigate Bay, St. Kitts
3rd : Mitigation Council Meeting at NEMA, St Kitts
7th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm: Interview with Carl Herbert (NDC) & Nicole Slack (Health Planner &
Health Disaster Coordinator)
9th : OAS funded Project "Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation, Nevis" launch at Llewellyn Newton Disaster Management Facility
14th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm: Interview with Starret Greene, OAS rep for St. Kitts/Nevis
Planning meetings for OAS funded Project "Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation, Nevis"
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  JULY 2010

1st : Mitigation Council Meeting at NEMA, St Kitts
5th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm: Guests: Ms. Vesta Southwell (NEMA), Ernie Dore (Economic
Planning & Stats), Brian Dyer (NDMD)
7th - 8th : Educational Visits by Lyn Jeffers students and one-day attachment
12th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
13th : Meeting with NEMA representatives at NDMD to discuss CDEMA Projects
15th - 16th : Environment Impact Assessment Workshop at NDMD
19th - 22nd : OAS funded Project "Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation, Nevis" - Economic Impact Assessment Workshop at NDMD
19th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
26th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
29th : Mitigation Council Meeting at NEMA, St Kitts
OAS funded Project "Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation, Nevis" - Drafting of "New" Nevis Disaster Management Plan
CDEMA Information Communication & Technology Project - Planning activities
Shelter Inspections by PWD
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES : AUGUST 2010

9th: CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
9th-13th : OAS funded Project "Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation, Nevis" - Drafting of "New" Nevis Disaster Management Plan
10th : Meeting with CDEMA representatives to update St. Kitts-Nevis Disaster Plan at NEMA headquarters
13th : Meeting with CDEMA representatives to update Nevis Disaster Plan at NDMD facility
19th : Meeting with Japanese representatives planning the Fisheries Complex at Charlestown, Nevis
24th : Visit by USAID/OFDA regional advisor, John Kimbrough to present USAID/OFDA 2010 Hurricane Preparedness Plan
25th : Visit by CDEMA Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jeremy Collymore including courtesy call on the Premier and visit to selected sites
26th : Visit by USAID/OFDA official & representative for St. Kitts-Nevis, Aubrey Mullings
26th : Mitigation Council Meeting at NEMA, St Kitts
CDEMA Information Communication & Technology Project
Shelter Inspections by PWD
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  SEPTEMBER 2010

7th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
9th : Mitigation Council Meeting at NEMA, St Kitts (postponed)
14th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
15th : Mitigation Council Meeting at NEMA, St Kitts (postponed)
24th: Hyogo Framework For Action Report - Meeting at NEMA
28th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  OCTOBER 2010

6th : 4th Annual Consultation on the Nevis Economy at Occasions
7th : Meeting at NDMD to assess damage to Nevis re. Intense Tropical Wave of 3-4 October 2010 (eventually named Storm OTTO)
10th : UWI Seismic Technical Team visits Nevis
11th : UWI Seismic Installation of an upgraded Seismic station in Nevis using a permanent GPS receiver & antenna
13th : International Day for Disaster Reduction
15th : Visit by USAID/OFDA regional advisor, John Kimbrough re. post Tropical wave event damages & needs
19th/20th : OECS Environmental Policy & Technical Advisory meeting at Mount Nevis Hotel
21st : Visit by CDEMA St. Kitts-Nevis representative (Saudia Rahat) re. International & Regional Projects coordinated by CDEMA
CDEMA Information Communication & Technology Project
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES :  NOVEMBER 2010

2nd : Meeting with Education & School representatives on their component of the OAS-NIA Disaster Management & Mitigation Project at NDMD
5th : Coordination meeting at OAS Headquarters, St. Kitts on St. Kitts - Nevis Projects
11th - 12th : Follow-up Meeting with CDEMA representatives to update St. Kitts-Nevis Disaster Plan at NEMA headquarters
18th : Meeting with Education representative on their component of the OAS-NIA Disaster Management & Mitigation Project at NDMD
19th : Meeting with Planning representatives on their component of the OAS-NIA Disaster Management & Mitigation Project at NDMD
22nd - 26th  Columbia Risk Mitigation Course - Towards Mitigation of Risks from Natural Disasters in the Caribbean Basin, Knowledge and
Applying Strategies
26th : Meeting with Education & School representatives on their component of the OAS-NIA Disaster Management & Mitigation Project
27th - 10th Dec : Earthquake Monitoring Technologies Trade Mission, USA
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES :  DECEMBER 2010

6th - 10th : Mass Casualty Workshop with the support of PAHO at NDMD
6th - 10th : The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management by CDEMA - “CDM: Strengthening Partnerships for
Resilience” - Rose Hall Resort and Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica
9th : Installation of equipment for the CDEMA Information Communication & Technology (ICT) Project
14th - 16th : OAS funded Project "Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation, Nevis" - Schools Safety Workshop - part of the Disaster Awareness &
Education component (postponed)
Continued Public Awareness and Education program
2012  ACTIVITIES (PLANNED)

ACTIVITIES :  JANUARY

12th : University of Virginia students and faculty visit to NDMD (Students to share the disaster- related protocols)
12th : Joycelyn Liburd Primary School (JLPS) Earthquake drill
16th : School Safety Meeting at NDMD 1 pm
25th - 27th: Site Visit for the planned new building re. Emergency Operating Centre & Offices, at the Llewellyn Newton Disaster Management Facility
 by US Southcom personnel & Engineers
26th : Water Department Project Management Workshop (8 am to 5 pm) at NDMD - coordinated by the Water Department
CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES:  FEBRUARY - DECEMBER (More to be posted shortly with separation by Month & Quarter)

15th Feb : Symposium on Sand Mining at NDMD - coordinated by Physical Planning, Natural Resources & Environment
20th Feb : School Safety Meeting at NDMD 1 pm
CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: DISASTER & U: Mondays 5-6 pm:
Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) Training & Simulation Exercise
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WEEK OF ACTIVITIES
MONTHLY FOCUS ON DISASTERS
Disaster Drill including Earthquake & Fire drills at All Schools
Disaster Management meeting for all sectors inc. Ministries, Departments, NGO's
Shelters & Shelter Management Workshop
Planning for Airport Disaster Tabletop Exercise
Initial Damage Assessment Workshop
Hazard Mapping & Vulnerability Assessment
Telecommunications briefing and discussion at NDMD facility
Review meeting on Policy documents on Mass Crowd Events
Open House at NDMD
Shelter Inspections for all Shelters including proposed new shelters
Mitigation Council Meeting at NEMA, St Kitts
Disaster Management Plan Reviews
Completion & Final Reports for OAS funded Project "Nevis Disaster Management & Mitigation, Nevis"
First Aid Workshop
School Safety meeting
Joint Disaster/Emergency Inspections with Fire & Rescue Services
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October 2011
Flood Management Plan Workshop with Weather Information & Notification
Disaster Management meetings for Committee Heads & District Chairpersons
7th Caribbean - CDEMA Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management
Continued Public Awareness and Education program