Monday, September 28, 2015

COMING UP!>>Ep.53: West Africa’s Disaster Preparedness: Is the sub-region ready?(1)

Episode #53:
West Africa’s Disaster Preparedness: Is the sub-region ready?(1)

Since July 2015, ECOWAS, in collaboration with Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and Ghana's National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), has convened reps from governments to participate in AFRICOM-sponsored West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative (WADPI) training.

Following up on the ECOWAS Plan of Action on Ebola, which seeks to strengthen regional coordination between ECOWAS; the African Union; and partner nations; and international partners, WADPI seeks to capitalize on lessons learnt from recent Ebola epidemic to strengthen national capacities on disaster-preparedness.

In what will be the start of a relationship between "Africa in Focus Show" and KAIPTC to promote visibility of WADPI, Emmanuel K Bensah Jr. will be hosting participants/trainers/policy-makers from BOTH anglophone & francophone ECOWAS Member States LIVE on the show to explain to listeners why it is important to have a conversation about disaster-preparedness at the national; regional; and continental level.

The 3 June floods in Ghana, which spawned the hash tag #Accrafloods , runs the risk of becoming a lost opportunity to re-transform Accra to a city ready to counter any disaster -- unless the country is actively-seized by the urgency of having important and critical conversations on disaster-management.

Ghana's NADMO certainly cannot have all the answers -- for which reason "Africa in Focus Show" is pleased to partner KAIPTC in this unique partnership that will yield tremendous dividends for, among others, tackling National Emergency Plans; Ebola-Awareness Training; Communication during Disaster Response; and bio-threat preparedness from lessons learnt from Ebola.

Call us on the following numbers when we open the phone lines at 14h30 GMT
+233(0)289.000.931 // +233(0)289.931.000

Join us if you can at 1pm on 29 September, 2015.

Guests in the studio:
Ø  Faith Akovi Cooper, MPA-Regional Advisor for West Africa Disaster Preparedness Programme(WADPI)
Ø  Leroy Harris, WADPI

Ø  Col Kennedy Osemwegie, WADPI Course Director

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