CREAD collaborates to deliver Roseau/Pottersville Hazard Management Manual

Mayor Of Roseau City Council, her worship Sandra Royer presents stakeholder with copy of hazard manual

In keeping its mandate to bolster the ability of the business community, public services, and social sector partners to build strong and resilient communities, the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD) facilitated the successful completion and handover of the Roseau/ Pottersville Hazard Management Manual. At a formal ceremony held at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Wednesday 22nd November, 2023, key stakeholders in the Roseau/Pottersville community were each presented with a copy of the hazard management manual.

The Roseau Risk Management & Resilience Strategy, commissioned by CREAD with resources from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), played a pivotal role in assisting the Local Government Division and the Roseau City Council in formulating a strategy paper that defined the vision of a resilient city and provides strategic direction to manage climatic and other risks in Roseau and the adjoining community of Pottersville. Through a collaborative effort between CREAD, UNDP and the Local Government Division, the creation of this hazard management manual underscores the agency’s commitment to achieving result area of building strong communities, a significant step towards bolstering the community’s preparedness and resilience in the face of natural disasters.

The manual serves as a vital resource, equipping the municipality with the necessary tools and guidelines to navigate effectively during hazardous situations and natural disasters. The manual covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to risk treatment strategies, emergency response protocols, communication strategies, and community engagement initiatives. By providing a detailed roadmap for navigating crises,the manual empowers local authorities and community members alike to take proactive measures to safeguard lives, livelihood and property.

“This manual is not just a blueprint; it should be seen as an anthem for action” stated Mayor of Roseau, Her Worship Sandra Royer.

Samuel Carette, CREAD’s Resilience and Development Consultant agreed, sharing with those present that he was delighted with the completion of the manual. He stated that the handover of the manual is a step in the right direction in offering residents and stakeholders the tools to respond positively to the impacts of climate change.

“We believe that empowering local communities with the knowledge and tools to manage hazards effectively is fundamental to creating a safer and more secure environment for all.”

Mr. Carette also shared that the manual will act as a blueprint for neighbouring Caribbean islands to follow. Local Government Commissioner Mr. Glenroy Toussaint added that the manual allows residents of Roseau/Pottersville and Dominicans by extension an opportunity to equip themselves with the appropriate knowledge and understanding on how to better mitigate the impacts of hazards that will need to be confronted in the future.

By fostering collaboration between CREAD and the Local Government, this initiative exemplifies the power of collective action in achieving sustainable and resilient development goals. The agency continues to work closely with local stakeholders, communities and government bodies to promote climate resilience and sustainable development in Dominica through the implementation of proactive measures that contribute to a safer and more secure environment for all.

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  1. BMB
    December 15, 2023

    Man… UNDP has money to give away/throw wii…. alas. Walking in Roseau on ANY GIVEN DAY is a hazard. Walk down any street in Roseau and I can guarantee you that 60% of your walk will be on the road through broken sidewalks and drains. I saw a tourist in a motorized wheelchair leave the Woodbridge Bay Port only to reach the entrance of Pottersiville (by The Juice Man) and turn right back. It was a choice of either wheel next to oncoming traffic or go back to the boat.

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  2. We the People
    December 15, 2023

    I did not realize that Sherman was from Pottersville

  3. lin clown
    December 14, 2023

    we even possing with —– dealers now and presenting them with gov materials to wi .

    after he use stockfarm council property to use as his car rental lot

    • To the jealous ones who only hate on people
      December 15, 2023

      Just use all your tongue to say untruths and get jealous of someone who works hard. Hmmm, you people! That is all I will say.

      Before you spend your time talking, get some work to do.

      Who Jah bless, no man can curse. No weapons formed will prosper.

      Yes, so I say!

  4. Roger Burnett
    December 14, 2023

    I hope the manual includes the hazards pedestrians are exposed to in walking the streets of Roseau, e.g. open drains, blocked sidewalks, etc.

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