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 nutrition security and agriculture in the Indian countries of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles.
The visitors were welcomed by Director General, Robert Ernesta, Senior Disaster Management Officer, Veronique Philoe and Disaster Management Officer, Ethel Magnan. They received an overview of the work of the DRMD and discussed the creation of a steering committee to manage the new information management system geared towards managing agricultural data and information in Seychelles that will be very useful to the work of the Seychelles Vulnerability Assessment Committee (Sez Vac).
It is expected that the work of the steering committee will eventually be incorporated within the Sez Vac itself once everything is up and running.
The Sez Vac was formed in late 2020, as one of the three committees to be formed under the Disaster Risk Management (DRM Act 2014). The committee is chaired by the Director General of DRMD.