The Emergency, Crisis & Disaster Risk Management Institute (ECRMI) has announced that its 2nd Annual Special Emergency Preparedness Summit is now slated for 19th and 20th of November, 2020.
The event scheduled to be held on the 21st and 22nd October was cancelled due series of #EndSARS that broke out across the country.
HSENations understands that the organizers, after considering the mayhem unleashed by hoodlums parading themselves as protesters, made the decision to prioritize the health and safety of individuals scheduled to attend the event.
Recall that HSENations had earlier reported that ECRMI was seeking to use the summit as a means to inculcate Nigerians with safe methodologies that can be adopted in cases emergencies.
The report quoted the organizers as saying that “Being prepared is the best way to make sure you come through a disaster safely and well”.
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It furthered that, “The Emergency Preparedness Summit is a 2-day event [with the theme “Get Prepared, Emergencies Can Happen Anytime]… The organizer noted that the event will feature a host of other activities that include Conferment of Fellowship, Emergency Ambassadors Awards and Induction Ceremony for New Members and Volunteers of the body”.
Prof. Ken Ife, International Consultant to ECOWAS World Bank; Dr Richard Gordon, Director Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre UK; Prof. Lee Miles, Professor of Crisis & Disaster; and Prof. Abdulsalem Nasidi OON, former Director-General NCDC are among those lined up as speakers for the day.
ECRMI also demands a sum of #20000 as participation fee from non-members of the body, while non-members are asked to pay #30000, adding that there are financial plans to accommodate Corporate Nominations.
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