Muscat: The Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad) hosted Senior Emergency Management and Decision Making workshop at its headquarters in Duqm.
The workshop was organised by the National Committee for Civil Defence in cooperation with Sezad and the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS) in the United Kingdom.
The two-day workshop aimed to refresh the understanding of the emergency management concept and to highlight the collective and individual roles of authorities concerned. A number of sessions were held over the two days, highlighting various aspects including review of the processes and challenges of obtaining, evaluating and making sense of information amidst uncertainty.
Additionally, the participants reviewed the processes for evaluating the possible courses of action and their consequences as a basis for the decision on the preferred course of action. During the workshop, different real case studies and potential scenarios were discussed to consider the associated media and public information operations.
The participants were also introduced to the 10 principles used to achieve successful emergency management, to be familiarised with best practices in this aspect, as well as to benefit from national and international experiences in dealing with various emergencies and major accidents.