Trincity, Tacrigua, March 6, 2013 (ODPM) - The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) hosts its 3rd National Disaster Risk Reduction Committee Meeting to re-iterate strategies and initiatives developed after the adoption the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) 2000. This strategy calls for inter-disciplinary involvement to coordinate, guide and implement Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), as such it requires close coordination with strategic disaster management institutions toward setting synchronised objectives.

Trincity, Tacarigua, January 24th, 2013, (ODPM) - The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) in collaboration with the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre has launched its 3rd Annual National Primary Schools Quiz in January 2013. Students have already started to become disaster ready by preparing essays in which they identify ways of preparing themselves and families in the event of a disaster. These essays will be judged by a panel of experts and eight schools will be chosen to participate in the final round on Tuesday 26th February 2013.

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