Update: 3rd Of April 2013
The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) is the first plan to explain, describe and detail the work that is required from all different sectors and actors to reduce disaster losses. It was developed and agreed on with the many partners needed to reduce disaster risk - governments, international agencies, disaster experts and many others - bringing them into a common system of coordination. The HFA outlines five priorities for action, and offers guiding principles and practical means for achieving disaster resilience. Its goal is to substantially reduce disaster losses by 2015 by building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. This means reducing loss of lives and social, economic, and environmental assets when hazards strike.
17th March 2013
NEMA Records 80 Distress Alert Signals from Air and Sea in 2012
... As Stakeholders harp on Value Reorientaion for Conflict and Disaster Management
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA has disclosed that its Mission Control Center (MCC) had received a total of 80 distress alert signals in 2012 from maritime, aviation and land users.
The Director General, Muhammad Sani-Sidi disclosed this at a stakeholders’ consultative meeting on coordination of satellite aided search and rescue services in Nigeria which was held in Lagos over the weekend.
Sani-Sidi added that the computer based satellite technology that uses the COSPAS-SARSAT hi-tech system/facility, had helped search and rescue officers to respond timely in saving victims from distress, especially on the high sea where most of the distress alerts came from.
The system is designed to pick distress alerts and location data to assist in search and rescue operations, using spacecraft and ground facilities to detect and locate the signals of distress beacons. It also facilitates the speedy location of distress alerts even in remote locations.
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7th March 2013
To improve the capacity of stakeholders in rescue operation whenever terrorists attack, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has begun a tabletop simulation exercise as a strategy on counterterrorism at the Institute for Security Studies, Abuja.
Read more http://dailypost.com.ng/2013/03/05/nema-strategizes-against-terrorism/
22 February 2013
Day 5 #SMWLAGOS #SMWGOVERNANCE
Ensuring the use of technology for improved service delivery in government agencies with the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson.
13th February 2013
A delegation from the National Emergency Management Agency Nigeria is attending the 4th Africa Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in Arusha Tanzania (13- 15 February 2013) http://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/events/30143
30th January 2013
A team from the Islamic Developmnet Bank were at the NEMA headquarters to convey approval of a donation in assistance for capacity development and Early Warning programmes to improve disaster management in the Nigeria. The team was received by the Director of Planning Research and Forecasting Dr Charles Adakole Agbo on behalf of the DG Muhammad Sani Sidi.
Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Alhaji Muhammed Sani Sidi on Monday received relief items worth N104 million (52 million yen) from the government and people of Japan for victims of flooding in the three states of Benue, Kogi and Rivers states :: Read more
Since the flood,the Government of Nigeria has responded promptly and released federal funds to support the efforts of the affected States, which facilitated timely life-saving interventions and contributed to alleviate the sufferings of millions of people affected. :: Read more