On Monday 4th May,2020, in a specific response to a request by the Embassy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the Republic of China/Taiwan for assistance with Disaster Risk Reduction in SVG, there was the launch of a Global Disaster Relief Alliance at Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan (Parliament).
This launch was spearheaded by Happy Homes World Alliance International (HHWAI), an NGO with which our embassy is aligned in an advisory capacity.
At this meeting at the Yuan, HHWAI also inaugurated its Global 5 4 New Life Movement “to enhance global health, peace, prosperity and unity.”
Addressing Monday’s launch were the Mayor of Yilan, Mr Chiang Tsung Yuan; Deputy Director General of The National Fire Agency in the Ministry of the Interior, Dr Huan-Chang Hsiao; Section Chief in the aforementioned Ministry, Mr Ming-yuan Shih; Chairman of HHWAI, Father Abdon Mansurdi and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Mr William Tapia. The ceremony was chaired by the Secretary General of HHWAI, Mr. Brandon Chang.
As an initial tangible enactment of the Disaster Relief Alliance, Ambassador Bowman was presented with a Medical Chest and two solar powered Camp Lanterns.
This Alliance will address specific areas of focus under SVG’s National Disaster Plan, Community Resilience and Capacity Building thrusts as outlined by The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Source: (FB: Embassy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, ROC, Taiwan)