All posts by: Kerry-Ann Labrosse

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The Humanitarian Affairs Recovery and Enforcement (HARE) Unit, is amongst the 4 newly established unit of the Disaster Risk Management Division. The unit is responsible to; Amongst the many initiative of the HARE Unit, Shelter Management is one of high importance. Establishing shelters is one of DRMD’s many responsibilities under the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) […]

From Tuesday, 31st January to Thursday, 2nd February, the Disaster Risk Management Division assisted the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs with the survey scheduled weeks prior, to verify the population size that may be affected in the event of a dam overflow/break emergency, based on a model developed by P.U.C. The simple questionnaire […]

On the 24th of January 2023, the Public Utilities Corporation hosted a meeting discussing operationalisation of their Dam Break Emergency Plan for La Gogue. In attendance was the P.U.C La Gogue Project team and consultants, the Disaster Risk Management Division, Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency, Seychelles Public Transportation Corporation, Red cross and the Environment […]

The Disaster Risk Management Division (DRMD) in collaboration with a number of responderagencies officially operationalised Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) on Praslin and LaDigue on 6th and 7th December 2022 respectively. The setting up of the EOCs on both islands will allow the Division to effectively coordinate multi-agency response during major disruptions. The EOC on Praslin […]

Post review meetings organised following the last major Providence Landfill Fire identified a number of shortcomings in regards to the coordination of response at the on-scene command post. Communication, more specifically communication using radio or “walkie-talkie” was an important issue that was raised and the one which was being addressed through a recent training organised […]

Over the course of two days on the 15th and 16th of November 2022, the Disaster Risk Management Division (DRMD) and a number of stakeholders participated in an Introductory Workshop for the Incident Command System (ICS) and the operation of an Incident Command Post. The Disaster Management Act 2014 empowers the DRMD to put in […]

Tabletop Exercise On Friday the 18th November, the Disaster Risk Management Division (DRMD) in collaboration with the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) conducted a tabletop exercise with the aim of testing the efficacy of the current Port Victoria Emergency Preparedness Plan. The main objective was to identify gaps and limitations and assessing understanding of the plan […]

Representatives of the DRDM met with officials of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and national consultant Guy Morel this morning at DRMD Headquarters, Mont Fleuri.  The primary intent of the meeting was to discuss the implementation of a project in regards to the setting up of a network of information systems on food and […]

Mid-Term Review Validation Workshop Representatives from various organisations such as the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency, Seychelles Meteorological Authority, Department of Tourism, Public Health Authority, Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles, Public Utilities Corporation, Cable and Wireless and others attended a validation workshop for the Sendai Framework Mid-Term Review this morning. The Sendai Framework for Disaster […]

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