NCDA&CS staff to do presentation about emergency response to group from India

by | Jun 24, 2009

Staff from the NCDA&CS Emergency Programs and Veterinary divisions will present information about the department’s agricultural emergency response and prevention efforts to visiting public policy professionals from India on Friday.

The group is enrolled in the Uttar Pradesh Training Program, an on-campus/overseas training program offered by the Duke University Center for International Development.

Duke officials contacted the Emergency Programs staff because of the division’s focus on agricultural all-hazard mitigation, response and recovery, a subject of interest to the Indian government, said Sharron Stewart, director of emergency programs.

NCDA&CS experts in emergency response and animal health will cover topics such as food safety and security, surveillance for foreign animal diseases, the effects of natural disasters on agriculture and agribusiness, and using technology to manage emergency preparedness.

The Uttar Pradesh Training Program provides training and workshops for groups of mid-career provincial civil service officers. Each program includes two weeks at the Uttar Pradesh Academy of Administration & Management in Lucknow, India, followed by two weeks on campus at Duke University. Participants receive intensive classroom instruction in a variety of topics related to public policy and management.