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May 14, 2019 Opportunities. Meet leading Emergency Management and Communications Decision Makers from Kenya

Opportunity to meet leading emergency management and
communications decision makers from Kenya

On a visit to the United States, decision makers from Kenya will meet with leading U.S.  providers of emergency management and communications equipment and technologies, as Kenya plans to make upgrades and improve responses to natural disasters in remote areas. The visit, hosted by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, will allow U.S. companies to meet with and showcase their solutions to the delegation and learn about upcoming project opportunities.

USTDA’s contractor, Tuatara Group, is organizing the visit.
For more information, please visit the event website, click here Or, contact: Pamela Peseux, RTM Manager, Tuatara Group email: phone: +1301-335-1725
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 9 AM  - 2 PM
U.S. Trade & Development Agency
Wilson Boulevard
Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209 Phone: +1-703-875-4357

    Learn about upcoming opportunities in Kenya’s emergency management sector
•  Form new business partnerships
    Host the delegation
    Meet one-on-one with key decision makers
9:00 am  Registration
9:30 am  Welcome & Introductions by USTDA  
9:45 am  Delegation Presentations followed by
10:45 pm  Coffee break and networking  
11:00 pm  Delegation Presentations followed by Q&A   
11:30 pm  Best Practices Roundtable    
1:00 pm  Networking Lunch  
 2:00 pm  One-on-One Meetings
* Notional agenda, subject to change.
    Emergency response communications technologies
    Emergency Notification Systems
    Disaster preparedness, response, and mitigation technologies
    Best practices in emergency communications  
    Policy and regulatory enablers

Registration is required.   

FREE.  U.S. Government or Supporting Organization

$40 Registration Fee for U.S. Organization.  An  investment includes a networking luncheon and a Business Briefing Handbook with background on the sector and delegates.

 In 2018, several areas throughout Kenya, including Nairobi, experienced severe flooding, displacing households, damaging roads and bridges, preventing or limiting humanitarian access to many of the affected areas, cutting off people’s access to markets in multiple locations, displacing at least 244,407 people (45,219 households) and causing more than 80 deaths.  The country struggles to provide its citizens with basic emergency services, leaving much of its population without access to timely and often life-saving assistance.   
The Government of Kenya (GoK), through the National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) within the Ministry of Interior, has been working to address shortfalls in its emergency management response systems. GoK plans to invest in a number of projects to upgrade its emergency management systems to improve responsiveness to national disasters and emergencies including monitoring, coordinating, and mobilizing resources to respond to disasters. The GoK is also prioritizing the development and procurement of additional emergency communications systems which use technology to coordinate efforts between multiple agencies such as police, fire, health, and public utilities.

This visit provides an opportunity for the delegates to learn more about U.S. best practices in emergency management communications as well as meet with the U.S. companies providing innovative communications systems and services that support emergency management and disaster relief operations in the U.S. and globally. and globally.  

Black Emergency Managers Association 
1231  Good Hope Road  S.E.
Washington, D.C.  20020
Office:   202-618-9097 
bEMA International 

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