The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will be conducting a series of Tsunami Smart Training with teachers, community volunteers and residents of Union Island during the period March 27–29, 2017.

This activity is being carried out in collaboration with the Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies, in St. Augustine, Trinidad, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Ministry of Education.

The main objectives of these series of training are to give participants a better understanding of the tsunami science and how to use tools developed under Tsunami Smart Programme as well as to give residents of Union Island a better understanding of the Kick ‘Em Jenny Sub- Marine Volcano.

It also seeks to give teachers a better understanding of the tsunami science and expose them to the tools developed under the Tsunami Smart Programme and the lesson plans to teach this programme.

The activities include a Tsunami Smart Workshop for teachers from the primary and secondary schools in Union Island which will be held this week, and a community meeting today from 6:00pm–8:00pm at the Mary Hutchinson Primary School.

There will also be a Tsunami Smart Workshop for Community Volunteers tomorrow March 28, at the Union Island Secondary School, from 2pm–4pm.

These activities form part of the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) Tsunami SMART Schools and Communities Project which is funded by the European Union through CDEMA’s Country Directed Funds.

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