Gambia: National Oil Spill Contingency Plan Simulation Exercise Underway
4th July 2012
July 4 - A four-day national oil spill contingency plan simulation exercise commenced Tuesday at the Paradise Suites Hotel in
Kololi. The simulation forum is targeting enhanced national and local resilience to the impact of hazards, particularly oil.
Organised by the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) in collaboration with the Global Initiative for West and
Central Africa and the International Petroleum Industry Environment Conservation Association, the exercise followed the endorsement of the Gambia Multi-Hazard National Contingency Plan in 2011.
The document seeks to reduce the sufferings of communities affected by disaster by addressing their immediate and life-saving needs. The document is also designed to facilitate coordinated and harmonised responses to national disasters through the NDMA in collaboration with other partners, as well as serve as an effective tool to guide the mobilisation and use of available resources for effective disaster risk reduction.