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Tanzania hosts 5-Day Disaster Preparedness Exercise
Tanzania host 5-Day Disaster Preparedness Exercise
U.S. Air Force Capt. Uzoamaka Odimegwu Mbakwem, East Region International Heath specialist from USAFRICOM, discusses the details of the morning tabletop exercise with (from left to right) Alex Choya, Wildlife Research Coordination Ministry of National Resource and Tourism of Tanzania, Prof. Victor Mwafongo, head emergency Medicine Department at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dr. Faraja Lutuia Msemwa, medical officer Emergency Preparedness and Response of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania, Dr. Mary Kitambi, principal medical officer of Emergency Preparedness and Response Section of Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania and (standing) Dr. Badu Sarkodie, Ghana Disease Surveillance Department head. Several US agencies by invitation of the United Republic of Tanzania gather with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries for a five-day event called the United Republic of Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise held at Bagamoyo, Tanzania. The government of the United Republic of Tanzania hosted the event organized by United States Africa Command, which is supported by the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine. The team’s goal is to assist the government of Tanzania to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges.
(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/ 140203-N-G1385-011)
7 photos: Tanzanians participate in disaster preparedness exercise
Photo 1 of 7: U.S. Air Force Capt. Uzoamaka Odimegwu Mbakwem, East Region International Heath specialist from USAFRICOM, discusses the details of the morning tabletop exercise with (from left to right) Alex Choya, Wildlife Research Coordination Ministry of National Resource and Tourism of Tanzania, Prof. Victor Mwafongo, head emergency Medicine Department at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dr. Faraja Lutuia Msemwa, medical officer Emergency Preparedness and Response of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania, Dr. Mary Kitambi, principal medical officer of Emergency Preparedness and Response Section of Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania and (standing) Dr. Badu Sarkodie, Ghana Disease Surveillance Department head. Several US agencies by invitation of the United Republic of Tanzania gather with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries for a five-day event called the United Republic of Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise held at Bagamoyo, Tanzania. The government of the United Republic of Tanzania hosted the event organized by United States Africa Command, which is supported by the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine. The team’s goal is to assist the government of Tanzania to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/ 140203-N-G1385-011) Download full-resolution version
AFRICOM in support: Michael Hryshchyshyn, U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian and Health Activities chief, welcomes participants to the Tanzania disaster preparedness exercise.  At the invitation of the United Republic of Tanzania, U.S. government agencies gathered with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries for the five-day Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise, held in Bagamoyo, Feb. 3-7. As event host, Tanzania asked U.S. Africa Command to coordinate the exercise, supported by the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM.) The team’s goal is to assist the government of Tanzania to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-004)
7 photos: AFRICOM Humanitarian and Health Activities coordinates Tanzania exercise in disaster preparedness
Photo 2 of 7: AFRICOM in support: Michael Hryshchyshyn, U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian and Health Activities chief, welcomes participants to the Tanzania disaster preparedness exercise. At the invitation of the United Republic of Tanzania, U.S. government agencies gathered with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries for the five-day Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise, held in Bagamoyo, Feb. 3-7. As event host, Tanzania asked U.S. Africa Command to coordinate the exercise, supported by the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM.) The team’s goal is to assist the government of Tanzania to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-004) Download full-resolution version
Mwitango Rose Shelukindo, Tanzania’s Ministry of Defense and National Service deputy permanent secretary, addresses the audience on opening day of Tanzania’s disaster preparedness exercise, conducted in Bagamoyo, February 3-7.  The five-day exercise, coordinated by U.S. Africa Command and supported by experts from USAID and the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), hosts civic, government and health organizations from several African countries in an effort to validate Tanzania’s new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-017)
7 photos: Welcoming disaster preparedness experts to Tanzania
Photo 3 of 7: Mwitango Rose Shelukindo, Tanzania’s Ministry of Defense and National Service deputy permanent secretary, addresses the audience on opening day of Tanzania’s disaster preparedness exercise, conducted in Bagamoyo, February 3-7. The five-day exercise, coordinated by U.S. Africa Command and supported by experts from USAID and the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), hosts civic, government and health organizations from several African countries in an effort to validate Tanzania’s new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-017) Download full-resolution version
Tanzania officials, Lt.Gen. Sylvester Rioba, Director of Tanzania’s Office of Disaster Management (left) and his deputy, Nyanchege Nani, greet each other upon arrival to day one of Tanzania’s Disaster Preparedness Exercise, conducted in Bagamoyo, Feb. 3-7. The event, coordinated by U.S. Africa Command and supported by experts from USAID and the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), hosts civic, government and health organizations from several African countries in an effort to validate Tanzania’s new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-020)
7 photos: Tanzania leaders for disaster preparedness host exercise
Photo 4 of 7: Tanzania officials, Lt.Gen. Sylvester Rioba, Director of Tanzania’s Office of Disaster Management (left) and his deputy, Nyanchege Nani, greet each other upon arrival to day one of Tanzania’s Disaster Preparedness Exercise, conducted in Bagamoyo, Feb. 3-7. The event, coordinated by U.S. Africa Command and supported by experts from USAID and the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), hosts civic, government and health organizations from several African countries in an effort to validate Tanzania’s new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-020) Download full-resolution version
Nyanchege Nani, Tanzania Office of Disaster Management’s Assistant Director of Operations and Coordination, addresses participants of the government’s disaster preparedness exercise.  At the invitation of the United Republic of Tanzania, U.S. government agencies gathered with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries for the five-day Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise, held in Bagamoyo, Feb. 3-7. As event host, Tanzania asked U.S. Africa Command to coordinate the exercise, supported by the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM.) The team’s goal is to assist the government of Tanzania to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-001)
7 photos: Tanzania takes next step in disaster preparedness exercise
Photo 5 of 7: Nyanchege Nani, Tanzania Office of Disaster Management’s Assistant Director of Operations and Coordination, addresses participants of the government’s disaster preparedness exercise. At the invitation of the United Republic of Tanzania, U.S. government agencies gathered with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries for the five-day Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise, held in Bagamoyo, Feb. 3-7. As event host, Tanzania asked U.S. Africa Command to coordinate the exercise, supported by the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM.) The team’s goal is to assist the government of Tanzania to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-001) Download full-resolution version
Leaders gather for Tanzania disaster preparedness exercise. Left to right: Tanzania officials, Lt.Gen Sylvester Rioba, Lt.Gen Sylvester Rioba, Director of Tanzania’s Office of Disaster Management; Mwitango Rose Shelukindo, Ministry of Defense and National Service deputy permanent secretary;  Daniel Moore, Deputy Director USAID in Tanzania and Michael Hryshchyshyn, U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian and Health Activities chief, hear opening remarks for an exercise meant to validate new disaster response and pandemic contingency plans to support and assist the people of Tanzania. The exercise, conducted in Bagamoyo, February 3-7, brought together civic, government and health organizations from several African countries, along with experts from the U.S.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-019)
7 photos: Leaders gather for Tanzania disaster preparedness exercise
Photo 6 of 7: Leaders gather for Tanzania disaster preparedness exercise. Left to right: Tanzania officials, Lt.Gen Sylvester Rioba, Lt.Gen Sylvester Rioba, Director of Tanzania’s Office of Disaster Management; Mwitango Rose Shelukindo, Ministry of Defense and National Service deputy permanent secretary; Daniel Moore, Deputy Director USAID in Tanzania and Michael Hryshchyshyn, U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian and Health Activities chief, hear opening remarks for an exercise meant to validate new disaster response and pandemic contingency plans to support and assist the people of Tanzania. The exercise, conducted in Bagamoyo, February 3-7, brought together civic, government and health organizations from several African countries, along with experts from the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-019) Download full-resolution version
Disaster preparedness experts gather in Bagamoyo: Mwitango Rose Shelukindo, Tanzania Ministry of Defense and National Service deputy permanent secretary (center front row); Lt.Gen Sylvester Rioba, Director of Tanzania’s Office of Disaster Management (front row second from right); his deputy, Nyanchege Nani (front row second from left); Daniel Moore, Deputy Director USAID in Tanzania (front row third from right); Ebenezer Kofi Portuphy, Ghana National Disaster Management Organization national coordinator (front row far right); Michael Hryshchyshyn, U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian and Health Activities chief (front row third from left); and Col. (ret) Charles Beadling, U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) director (front row far left). Tanzania invited U.S. agencies, along with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries, to participate in an event called the United Republic of Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise, held at Bagamoyo, Tanzania, Feb. 3-7. The exercise is meant to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-018)
7 photos: Disaster preparedness experts gather in Tanzania
Photo 7 of 7: Disaster preparedness experts gather in Bagamoyo: Mwitango Rose Shelukindo, Tanzania Ministry of Defense and National Service deputy permanent secretary (center front row); Lt.Gen Sylvester Rioba, Director of Tanzania’s Office of Disaster Management (front row second from right); his deputy, Nyanchege Nani (front row second from left); Daniel Moore, Deputy Director USAID in Tanzania (front row third from right); Ebenezer Kofi Portuphy, Ghana National Disaster Management Organization national coordinator (front row far right); Michael Hryshchyshyn, U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian and Health Activities chief (front row third from left); and Col. (ret) Charles Beadling, U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) director (front row far left). Tanzania invited U.S. agencies, along with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries, to participate in an event called the United Republic of Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise, held at Bagamoyo, Tanzania, Feb. 3-7. The exercise is meant to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-018) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Air Force Capt. Uzoamaka Odimegwu Mbakwem, East Region International Heath specialist from USAFRICOM, discusses the details of the morning tabletop exercise with (from left to right) Alex Choya, Wildlife Research Coordination Ministry of National Resource and Tourism of Tanzania, Prof. Victor Mwafongo, head emergency Medicine Department at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dr. Faraja Lutuia Msemwa, medical officer Emergency Preparedness and Response of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania, Dr. Mary Kitambi, principal medical officer of Emergency Preparedness and Response Section of Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania and (standing) Dr. Badu Sarkodie, Ghana Disease Surveillance Department head. Several US agencies by invitation of the United Republic of Tanzania gather with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries for a five-day event called the United Republic of Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise held at Bagamoyo, Tanzania. The government of the United Republic of Tanzania hosted the event organized by United States Africa Command, which is supported by the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine. The team’s goal is to assist the government of Tanzania to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges.
(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/ 140203-N-G1385-011)
AFRICOM in support: Michael Hryshchyshyn, U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian and Health Activities chief, welcomes participants to the Tanzania disaster preparedness exercise.  At the invitation of the United Republic of Tanzania, U.S. government agencies gathered with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries for the five-day Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise, held in Bagamoyo, Feb. 3-7. As event host, Tanzania asked U.S. Africa Command to coordinate the exercise, supported by the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM.) The team’s goal is to assist the government of Tanzania to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-004)
Mwitango Rose Shelukindo, Tanzania’s Ministry of Defense and National Service deputy permanent secretary, addresses the audience on opening day of Tanzania’s disaster preparedness exercise, conducted in Bagamoyo, February 3-7.  The five-day exercise, coordinated by U.S. Africa Command and supported by experts from USAID and the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), hosts civic, government and health organizations from several African countries in an effort to validate Tanzania’s new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-017)
Tanzania officials, Lt.Gen. Sylvester Rioba, Director of Tanzania’s Office of Disaster Management (left) and his deputy, Nyanchege Nani, greet each other upon arrival to day one of Tanzania’s Disaster Preparedness Exercise, conducted in Bagamoyo, Feb. 3-7. The event, coordinated by U.S. Africa Command and supported by experts from USAID and the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), hosts civic, government and health organizations from several African countries in an effort to validate Tanzania’s new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-020)
Nyanchege Nani, Tanzania Office of Disaster Management’s Assistant Director of Operations and Coordination, addresses participants of the government’s disaster preparedness exercise.  At the invitation of the United Republic of Tanzania, U.S. government agencies gathered with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries for the five-day Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise, held in Bagamoyo, Feb. 3-7. As event host, Tanzania asked U.S. Africa Command to coordinate the exercise, supported by the U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM.) The team’s goal is to assist the government of Tanzania to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-001)
Leaders gather for Tanzania disaster preparedness exercise. Left to right: Tanzania officials, Lt.Gen Sylvester Rioba, Lt.Gen Sylvester Rioba, Director of Tanzania’s Office of Disaster Management; Mwitango Rose Shelukindo, Ministry of Defense and National Service deputy permanent secretary;  Daniel Moore, Deputy Director USAID in Tanzania and Michael Hryshchyshyn, U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian and Health Activities chief, hear opening remarks for an exercise meant to validate new disaster response and pandemic contingency plans to support and assist the people of Tanzania. The exercise, conducted in Bagamoyo, February 3-7, brought together civic, government and health organizations from several African countries, along with experts from the U.S.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert P. Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-019)
Disaster preparedness experts gather in Bagamoyo: Mwitango Rose Shelukindo, Tanzania Ministry of Defense and National Service deputy permanent secretary (center front row); Lt.Gen Sylvester Rioba, Director of Tanzania’s Office of Disaster Management (front row second from right); his deputy, Nyanchege Nani (front row second from left); Daniel Moore, Deputy Director USAID in Tanzania (front row third from right); Ebenezer Kofi Portuphy, Ghana National Disaster Management Organization national coordinator (front row far right); Michael Hryshchyshyn, U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian and Health Activities chief (front row third from left); and Col. (ret) Charles Beadling, U.S. Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) director (front row far left). Tanzania invited U.S. agencies, along with civic, government and health organizations from several African countries, to participate in an event called the United Republic of Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise, held at Bagamoyo, Tanzania, Feb. 3-7. The exercise is meant to validate the new national pandemic preparedness and response plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) pandemic contingency plan, TPDF Tanzania civilian authorities plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert Gallagher/Released/140203-N-G1385-018)

Representatives from the United Republic of Tanzania's government and military gathered for the five-day United Republic of Tanzania Disaster Preparedness Exercise held in Bagamoyo from 3-7 February. The goal of the exercise is to assist with the validation of the recently drafted Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan, the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) Pandemic Contingency Plan and the Military Support to Civil Authorities (MSCA) Disaster Contingency Plan and to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and response challenges.  Other African partner nations including Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda participated in this exercise as subject matter experts and facilitators.  The exercise was organized by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and implemented by the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), based in the U.S.

The exercise was essential for disaster preparedness and to enhance response capabilities, a key component of the AFRICOM Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP) designed to support African nations’ capacity to respond to pandemics and other disasters.

“This exercise is important because we’re learning how to work together and figuring out where the gaps are that need improvement,” said Lt. Gen. Sylvester Rioba, Tanzania Prime Minister’s Office Disaster Management Department director.

During the five days, representatives were given scenarios that evolved. This particular exercise was a combination of a pandemic influenza virus and other con-current disaster events such as flooding and population displacement.

To reinforce the need for inter-agency cooperation to achieve effective responses to disasters, coordination from five different functional groups is used in the exercise.

There are five functional groups.  The first group, “Operations,” usually at a higher level of government that has command and control, coordinates response, and tasks and directs other groups to respond.

The second group, “Health,” is made of health and medical experts and provides consultation and technical information to leadership and communications, provides measures and guidance for when people should seek medical attention, and provides information to the public for health recommendations for prevention measures and mass fatalities.

The third group, “Communications,” provides information management and public announcements to get the word out to mass media and populations.

The fourth group, “Logistics,” is in charge of supplies, storage of food and equipment as well as transportation.

And the fifth group, “Security,” provides public safety and border control - usually, national military, police and immigration.

Through the course of the week, the groups were given additional evolving scenarios in which they needed to further develop their responses.

Partnership with other countries is a necessity during times of disaster.

“AFRICOM has worked with about 20 countries in Africa, planning exercises and engagements,” said Michael Hryshchyshyn, Chief of Humanitarian and Health Activities for AFRICOM. “We facilitate the planning process and develop an exercise that will test those plans to ensure efficacy.” 

Through exercises and workshops, each country’s functional groups are able to better prepare for disasters.

After the functional groups completed their responses to the current situation, each of them briefed senior leaders to determine if their responses were in line with the plans being validated. The program assists Tanzania to identify what gaps currently exist in their plans and how to reduce them within the next five years.  A key outcome from this week is the development of a draft multi-year Disaster Management Strategic Work Plan.

“We have been and will remain your strategic partners in disaster planning and we will see you through any crisis together with trust, friendship and a shared commitment to the safety and well-being of the people of Tanzania,” said Daniel Moore, Deputy Mission Director for USAID with the U.S. Embassy in Bagamoyo.

The partnership with other African countries is essential to promoting regional level collaboration.

“In the long run, this exercise will pave the way for further planning in the different functional groups, eventually making Tanzania a safer place to live,” said Rioba. 

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