Trincity, Tacarigua, T&T , October 13, 2011- Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management - Children are agents of change and according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, they “have the right to participate in the decisions that affect their lives.” It is in this vein that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) is pleased to join the United Nations today, in commemorating International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2011, the theme of which is Step Up for Disaster Risk Reduction: young people as partners in disaster risk reduction.

St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago .—October 19th, 2009 (SRC) – Students from two of Trinidad’s remote coastal communities are now better educated on tsunami safety thanks to an outreach initiative by the UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC).

This year, the SRC chose Understanding Tsunamis as the main theme for its Earth Science Week celebrations and targeted two schools for raising awareness on tsunamis. “Currently, there is a lot of work being done to establish a tsunami warning system for the Caribbean but we still have a long way to go,” said SRC Education Officer, Stacey Edwards. “In the meantime it is very important for people living and working in coastal areas to be able to recognize a tsunami’s natural warning signs and to be able to respond appropriately,” added Edwards.

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