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1 The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency Managing Disasters with Preparedness CDERA Development of a Shelter Management Programme in the British Virgin Islands

2 Concentrated period of programme development within the last 10 years Programme development stimulated and influenced by actions in the region Development started with campaign to obtain support from the community Shelter Programme Development in the BVI Managing Disasters with Preparedness

3 Support solicited for equipping shelters Identification of shelter needs through a shelter survey Establishment of a national shelter committee Shelter Programme Development in the BVI Managing Disasters with Preparedness

4 Committee to oversee shelter activities with a mandate to: Develop a policy Assess shelters in use Categorise shelters Shelter Programme Development in the BVI Managing Disasters with Preparedness

5 Training of shelter mangers began Recommendations from initial training activity regarding shelter programme needs Formal establishment of National Shelter Committee as part of the NEAC Shelter Programme Development in the BVI Managing Disasters with Preparedness

6 Responsibilities Assigned Upgrading Shelters Shelter selection, maintenance and management Develop Shelter policy and manual Training programme Shelter Retrofit programme National Shelter Committee Managing Disasters with Preparedness

7 Shelter Retrofit Project Communications Manual and Policy Marking of Shelters Training Shelter Supplies Project Restructuring of Community Emergency Organisations Activities with the Programme Managing Disasters with Preparedness

8 Addressing Mitigation Issues Implementation in outer islands Legal implications re shelter occupancy Authority of shelter mangers Special Populations e.g disabled and elderly Health and sanitation Monitoring and Evaluation Major Issues and Challenges Managing Disasters with Preparedness

9 Secured Shelter Structurally sound with cooking, sanitary and sleeping facilities and is located in low hazard zone – Category A Temporary Shelter Structurally sound with no cooking or sanitary facilities/ Temporarily erected with makeshift facilities Structurally sound building at risk to hazards such as storm surges and other localised hazards – Category B Categories of Shelters Managing Disasters with Preparedness

10 National Emergency Advisory Council (NEAC) Shelter Management Structure Managing Disasters with Preparedness National Welfare and Relief Distribution Sub- Committee Office of Disaster Preparedness (ODP) Governor’s Office  

11 Zonal Committee Shelter Management Structure Managing Disasters with Preparedness Zonal Shelter Management Committee Shelter Manager Shelter Management Teams   


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