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Common alerting protocol workshop begins today

Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018. 1:13 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Minister of National Emergency Management, Edmond Castro was the keynote speaker at official opening ceremonies this morning for the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Jump-Start Workshop.

The workshop is being held today and tomorrow at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize city, in coordination with the National Meteorological Service of Belize and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

CAP, designated as an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Recommendation X.1303, is broadly accepted internationally as the key standard for societies to achieve all hazards, all-media public alerting for emergencies. This could include emergencies relating to several different hazards including but not limited to drought, fire, flooding, strong winds, traffic accidents, and outbreaks of diseases just to name a few.

The CAP Jump-Start workshop will serve as an introduction to participants.

It will also provide a forum for different stakeholders and organizations in the country to discuss how to best implement the CAP standard in Belize and to discuss in particular what organization, ministry, department, etc. is responsible for issuing alerts for different hazards.

 

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