SDMI hosts USAID-OFDA for 5th Technical Internship on Disaster Management



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On July 24th, SDMI welcomed delegation members from Latin America and the Caribbean for a 3-day study tour.  Delegation members spent their time in Louisiana receiving briefings and demonstrations from disaster management practitioners and researchers throughout the state. The group was given an overview of the Incident Command System (ICS), National Response Framework (NRF), insight into current research projects at LSU applicable to emergency preparedness and response, LSU Emergency Operations, and the Fire & Emergency Training Institute (FETI). The group toured and spoke to officials at the East Baton Rouge Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP), the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), and the new LSU River Studies Center. We are thrilled to continue the partnership with our Latin American and Caribbean partners and look forward to future internships that provide valuable resources and educational opportunities for participating countries to implement or enhance their own disaster management programs. SDMI strives to live up to our mission of saving the lives of people and animals by continuously improving disaster management through leadership, applied research, and executive education. Thank you USAID-OFDA for another successful rotation!

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Countries represented:

Barbados

Belize

Colombia

Dominica

Grenada

Haiti

Jamaica

Peru

St. Lucia

St. Vincent

Costa Rica

Bahamas