Institute Holds Conference to Tackle Climate Change, Crises


Martins Ifijeh
The Emergency, Crisis, Disaster, Safety, Environmental and Risk Management Institute (ECDSERMI) will on November 12 hold its annual conference aimed at tackling climate change, disaster, risk and crisis situations in the country.

The conference, which will bring professionals in the risk and safety management sector of the country together will also induct new members who will champion professionalism and best practices in the emergency, crisis, disaster, safety, environmental and risk management through seminars, workshops and symposium and human capacity building.

In a statement made available to THISDAY, the speakers expected at the discussion include the Director, Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies, Prof. Prince C. Mmom, Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed and the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Muhammed Sani Sidi.

The institute is a body of seasoned professionals and intending professionals in emergency, risks, crisis, disaster, safety and environment specialties, whose mission is to train and retain practicing and upcoming professionals

“Globally, Nigeria inclusive, conflicts, disasters (natural or human induced) and environmental issues occurs unexpectedly, creating emergency and crisis situations. These usually call for immediate attention as it puts the human race and the environment at great risks. Most conflicts, disasters and environmental issues occur without notice or have never occurred before, thus our level of awareness, enlightenment and preparedness is put to test. The entire populace within such environment are put at great risks; in some cases lack of adequate coordination among critical stakeholders mare immediate and prompt response,” the statement read.