Emergency responders in Tobago received additional training to strengthen the island’s resilience in the event of a disaster.
The sessions on climate change vulnerability mapping training were held at the Crown Point Meteorological Office from August 2-3 and August 6-7, and included mapping exercises in the east Tobago villages of Kendal, Argyle and Roxborough.
The exercise is part of plans to implement the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP), which is aimed at addressing the challenges presented by climate change. It will also improve the national management of natural resources.
On Tuesday (August 7), the final day of training, participants were awarded certificates of completion at the Met Office.
The training was held through collaboration between the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Ministry of Planning and Development. Support was also provided by the European Union.