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ODPM Roles & Responsibilities



The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) was established by Cabinet in January 2005 with a more comprehensive mandate than its predecessor, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The organization is the national body responsible for coordinating agencies that manage all phases of the Disaster Management Cycle.

The ODPM is continuously focused on promoting a safer and more resilient nation. Outreach activities, projects, workshops, trainings and all other undertakings of the organization are aligned to our strategic goals of 100% National Risk Reduction, 100% Readiness and Legislative Authority. Key roles and responsibilities attached to the organization seeks to manage all phases of the Disaster Management Cycle, and are as follow:

·        Managing the coordination of First responder Agencies during and after national emergencies.

·        Critical Infrastructure Protection.

·        Prevention and mitigation initiatives to reduce impact of hazards or potential disasters

·        Public education/ community outreach activties

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