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NEMA, USAID Complete Three-Day Training Of Staff, State Emergency Agencies

NEMA, USAID Complete Three-Day Training Of Staff, State Emer

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), have completed a three-day training of staff and State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs).

The training was on the Basic/Intermediate Incident Command System, which began on Wednesday.

The process was declared open by the Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Habib Ahmed. 

"Given the increasing frequency and severity of disasters worldwide, effective coordination during emergencies is of paramount importance. 

"This program aims to equip NEMA and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), personnel with the necessary skills to streamline disaster response efforts. 

"Participants have the opportunity to gain insights into incident command structures, resource allocation, and decision-making processes within ICS," Ahmed had said.

Meanwhile during the closing ceremony of the training on Saturday, the NEMA DG who was represented by the Director Disaster Risk Reduction, (Dr) Daniel Obot, appreciated the USAID for its collaboration with the agency.

He urged the participants to make the best of the knowledge gained towards contributing to efficient disaster management in the country. 

Ahmed also commended the facilitators for sharing their wealth of knowledge. 

On his part, the lead facilitator, Brehan Doud, commended the participants for being committed to the training. 

During the ceremony, the participants were also presented with certificates, marking the completion of the training.

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