Monday, January 7, 2019
The implementation of a four-point action plan will be carried on by the leadership of the Global Resilience and Crisis Management Centre over the next few weeks, regarding its official launch at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on January 30, 2019.
Jamaican Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett disclosed this during a board meeting of the resilience centre in London, England, on November 4, and an agreement was made for the creation of a Global Resilience and Crisis Management journal.
The journal will have contributions from published academics on seismic, and hyper-meteorological disruptions such as earthquakes, floods, droughts and hurricanes.
There will also be an appointment of a Chairperson for the centre with responsibilities for innovation and resilience.
First announced in November 2017, during the UNWTO Global Conference on Sustainable Development, the Centre will be tasked with creating, producing and generating toolkits, guidelines and policies to handle the recovery process in case of a disaster.
Based at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies, the facility will include a Sustainable Tourism Observatory, which will help with preparedness, management and recovery from disruptions and/or crises that impact tourism and threaten economies and livelihoods.