The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) are finalising plans to undergo a Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Audit of their operations.
The CDM Audit is spearheaded by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) will be conducted by a regional consultant, Ms. Denise Murray, who is charged with enhancing our Nation’s readiness to reduce the risk and loss associated with (a) natural and technological hazards; and (b) the effects of climate change. The CDM Audit will also assess four phases of the disaster management cycle:- Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.
In accordance with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the Results-Based Management (RBM) Framework, and CDEMA’s Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy, the CDM Audit will be developed collaboratively for better responsiveness to Disaster Readiness.
NEMA and NDMD have been meeting with several key stakeholders and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to facilitate with the process of the CDM Audit. Stakeholders’ engagement will facilitate data collection from a cross-sector or a multi-sector approach guided by the NGO’s.