Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Joint FEMA-USAID Workshop to be held in Chuuk

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): June 24, 2009 - The U.S. Government Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will be conducting a disaster assistance workshop in Chuuk on June 25, 2009. The workshop will provide training on the transition of the U.S. Government's disaster assistance from FEMA to USAID for FSM National and State level Disaster Assistance Managers. The workshop will also provide a forum for USAID and FEMA to better understand the hopes and concerns of the State level managers and for USAID to assess the potential to preposition emergency supplies in Chuuk.

Each FSM state has been invited to select two Disaster Managers to attend this meeting. FEMA will be covering the costs of this training.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356