The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) has partnered with NEMA on a USAID funded project, regarding disaster risk reduction.
On this week’s edition of the “Working for You” program, Director of Institutional and Program Development at CFBC, Dr. Leighton Naraine, explained how the project came about:
According to fundaforngo.org, “USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) supports disaster preparedness and mitigation programs aimed at reducing the loss of human life, alleviating suffering and reducing the economic impact of disasters.
…These programs include risk identification, prioritization, and reduction, as well as post disaster recovery and short-term rehabilitation.
As it relates to risk identification and disaster recovery, Dr. Naraine explained how hazards are lead to disasters as it is related to COVID-19: