The launching ceremony of the operationalisation of the National Integrated Emergency Management Plan (NIEMP) took place on 4th August 2022 at the Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa, at Beau Vallon. Present during the ceremony was the President of the Republic, Wavel Ramkalawan, the Vice-President, Ahmed Afif, Speaker of the National Assembly, Roger Mancienne, Designated Minister Jean-Francois Ferrari, Minister Errol Fonseka, the Minister responsible for Disaster Risk Management, other ministers, and other guests.
Following the opening address by Minister Fonseka, World Bank consultant; Paul Hayden, assisted by Darmen Ellayah guided the guests and delegates through a high-level overview of Seychelles risk and resilience requirements as well as some disaster case studies.
After the ceremony, there was a sensitisation session for the two main committees that are mandated under the Disaster Risk Management Act of 2014 which are the Seychelles Vulnerability Assessment Committee (Sez Vac) and the National Disaster Risk Management Committee (NDRMC). During the afternoon session, the committee members engaged in a desk top exercise guided by senior staff of the Disaster Risk Management Division.