From left: Petty Officers Kelsey Missick, Shamica Duncombe and Andre Gibson, Leading Woman Marine Apryl Moultrie, Woman Marine Christin Reckley and
Leading Seaman Kenrio Ingraham

Five personnel from of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force successfully completed the Camp Coordinators and Camp Managers Course on Wednesday past at the National Training Agency, Gladstone Road.

The three-day course covered areas such as Humanitarian Principles, camp management, data collection and information management, roles and responsibilities and coordination of service provision, prevention, monitoring, referral of protection risks, community participation, providing information and listening back, site improvements, site consolidation/closure, and Action Planning.

Conducted by members of the International Organization for Migration, the Marines were among members from various government agencies namely; the Cabinet Office, Ministry of Social Services, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and NEMA. These individuals are now certified to manage and coordinate various types of shelters.

Training such as this is an important aspect in the daily operations of the RBDF, as was noted during the hurricane relief efforts after Hurricane Dorian. It directs group efforts towards achieving pre-determined goals.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to empower members of the organization as it protects the territorial integrity of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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