On Tuesday 28th June 2016 the Sustainable Development & Environment Division, with support from, the Ministry of Equity, social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports and Local Government and the National Emergency Management Office, will host a lecture entitled “Community-based Disaster Response” at the Department of Fisheries Meeting room in Point Seraphine, Castries, from 9:30am.
This lecture will be presented by Dr. Terry O’Sullivan, the Director of the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research, and Associate Professor of Political Science, at the University of Akron, in Ohio (USA). Dr. O’Sullivan has also served as a research associate for four (4) years at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California which has been dubbed as ‘the first U.S. Department of Homeland Security Academic Center of Excellence’.
The lecture seeks to provide first-hand information on planning for, managing and addressing the aftermaths of disasters.
Key stakeholders of Saint Lucia’s disaster preparedness and management systems such as disaster committees, government officials as along with private sector officials are expected to be in attendance.