Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) hosted its signature “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” where there were discussions on the topic, “CREAD and its vision of a resilient Dominica” on the 23rd of January 2019 at the Prevost Cinemall Ballroom.
CEO of CREAD Miss Pepukaye Bardouille the keynote speaker at the event discussed CREADS’ work plan and its perspective on the importance of roles for the private sector in support of the overall resilience agenda for Dominica.
Miss Pepukaye Bardouille mentioned some key things needed to be a resilient state.
“We recognize that to have a resilient country we have to build strong communities, adaptive infrastructure and a sustainable economy.” Miss Bardouille said.
Miss Bardouille added that to attain all of the aforementioned there would have to be provisions made to construct strong shelters and homes, access food in communities in the event of a disaster and to access good quality health care etc.
She also said that the infrastructure in the country needs to be as resilient as possible but it doesn’t mean that the strong infrastructure will survive every category 5 storm.
Please refer to the story below for a better understanding of what CREAD is: