Several activities will take place next week in lead up to the observance of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13th.
This year’s theme is “Fighting inequality for a resilient future”.
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) has organized a number of events starting with a service at the Spring Gardens Moravian Church at 8am on Sunday, October 8th.
On Monday, October 9th, NODS personnel and individuals will conduct interviews on ABS Television and various radio stations throughout the day as part of the media day, and a panel discussion will be held on ABS Television at 8pm.
Tuesday, October 10th is designated as Community Outreach Day during which tsunami warning signs will be erected throughout St. John’s.
On Wednesday, October 11th, NODS will host a Youth in Disaster Workshop from 9am to 1pm, with participation invited from each secondary school on the island.
Thursday, October 12th is Community Risk Reduction Day, with District Disaster Coordinators volunteering on behalf of NODS to interact with residents in their respective communities and distribute educational materials.
The activities will conclude on Friday, October 13th, which marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The day will be marked with a Disaster Management Expo from 10 am to 2 pm at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre, with several groups joining NODS to take part in this interactive and educational event.
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is celebrated every year on October 13th, highlighting the efforts of communities around the world in reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the risks they face.