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EVALUATION OF A & B'S DISASTER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Friday 9th January 2015

Antiguans and Barbudans should be proud of the work crisis management leaders are doing, according to one national, who conducted a research on the country’s disaster management system.

Dr Slyvia Edwards-Ephraim, who graduated last March with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Organization and Management, carried out the research on “The Development Process of Government Crisis Management Leaders for Natural Disasters in the Caribbean.”

The results of her research show that the development process for natural disasters in Antigua and Barbuda is at 82 percent. The research also concluded that there is room for improvement in areas of alternative routing, additional emergency equipment, transportation and ongoing training especially within the private sector.

During a presentation at the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), Dr Ephraim emphasized that the country has a system utilizing several aspects that some larger counties, such as the United States, have challenges in implementing.

She says “Our crisis management leaders are able to build relationships within their constituencies, have a good communication system in place and can work collaboratively.”

Dr. Ephraim has also purported that the government should motivate crisis management leaders by having an end of year celebration in their honour to let them know that their hard work is appreciated even though, it is voluntary.

 


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